The Plaster Rock RCMP have arrested four people in connection with several recent property crimes in the area.


The crimes include a break and enter at a church on August 18, a break and enter with theft at a local department store on September 23, a break and enter at another church on September 26, and the theft of a van on October 1.

Police executed a search warrant at a residence in Plaster Rock on September 30  and arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the break and enter into the department store. On the same date, a 24-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the September church break in. Both were released from custody and will appear in court at later dates.

Last Friday, RCMP arrested a 27-year-old man on an outstanding warrant.  He is expected to be charged  with the theft of the van on October 1. The suspect remains in custody.

On Tuesday, October 8, police charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with several of the above incidents. He appeared in Grand Falls Youth Court Wednesday morning and was charged with several offences. Police say the boy remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court again on October 15.

"The RCMP takes all reports of crime seriously and our investigators and crime analysts have been working diligently on these files," said Staff Sergeant Mike Babineau of the West District RCMP. "The public has played an important role in these cases by providing police information to assist in the investigations and we thank them for their ongoing support."

The investigations into these and other related crimes in the Plaster Rock area continue.