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Man charged for multiple Break and Enters

July 6, 2018

A 28-year-old man will appear in Sydney Provincial Court today facing 10 charges connected to Break and Enters in New Waterford during the overnight hours of July 4th.

Cape Breton Regional Police responded to complaints of a suspicious person parked at the Needs on Emerald Street Thursday morning, July 5th, at approximately 8:30 AM, where they discovered a man selling tools and electronics from the back of his vehicle, which also matched the description of a vehicle reported leaving a residence after a laptop was stolen earlier that same morning. Upon confirming his identity, officers arrested the male for two outstanding warrants; while the suspect was in custody, police received complaints about a break and enter to a residence on Emerald Street and an apartment on Mahon Street, as well as damage to vehicles in the parking lot of the New Waterford Hospital, with video footage of a mail attempting to enter several other vehicles. Through further investigation, officers were able to connect the suspect in custody to all of the reported incidents.

Michael Jake Currie – currently a resident of Edmonton, Alberta – was later remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Centre, charged with Break and Enter (x4), Theft (x4), Possession of Property Obtained by Crime and Mischief.  Police thank residents for reporting the suspicious activity so that officers were able to investigate and link the incidents to charge the individual responsible.