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Police lay over 35 charges against four individuals for break and enters

July 25, 2016

Four individuals now face a combined total of 37 charges in connection to a series of Break and Enters throughout the CBRM.

18-year-old Dylan Riley MacDonald of Balls Creek faces 20 charges, including Break and Enter, Theft over $5,000, Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Flight From a Peace Officer, and several Breaches of Probation. MacDonald has been remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on July 26, 2016.

21-year-old James Martin Cameron of Sydney faces 11 charges, including Possession of Property Obtained By Crime, Flight From a Peace Officer, and several Breaches of Probation. Cameron has been remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Facility and is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court on July 27, 2016.

Two youths, one 15-year-old female and one 16-year-old male, both from Sydney, are facing a combined total of 6 charges, which include Break and Enter, Possession of Property Obtained By Crime and several Breaches of Probation. The 16-year-old was remanded to the Cape Breton Correctional Facility and the 15-year-old was released on a Promise To Appear. They are both expected to appear in the Sydney Provincial Youth Court at a later date.

Police continue to investigate and ask anyone with information about recent Break, Enter and Theft incidents in their communities to please call (902) 563-5151 or make an anonymous report through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by secure online tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Police remind citizens to take the necessary precautions to help protect their belongings. Store valuables in a safe and secure place, out of plain sight and report any suspicious activity in and around your neighborhoods immediately, to assist police with efforts to find those responsible.