Two arrested as investigation continues into southern shore break-ins

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Two males, ages 16 and 18, from the southern shore have been arrested in connection with an investigation into a rash of break and enters.

The Ferryland RCMP says that since November 2012, there have been 80 break and enters reported to the detachment.

Suspects have been targeting cabins and sheds on the southern shore. Stolen items include ATVs, snowmobiles, chainsaws, generators, televisions and tools.

The two accused were released on a number of conditions and are to appear in provincial court in May.

The investigation into these matters is ongoing and police are asking anyone with information about these crimes or any other crime to call the Ferryland RCMP at 1-800-817-6880 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

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  • Sgt. Marc Coulombe
    March 21, 2013 - 09:59

    People need to read the story carefully. Nowhere does it say the two were charged or committed 80 break enters. The story states since November 2012 there have been 80 reported break ins in Ferryland Detachment's area. In regards to being released there are certain criteria which have to be met and in this case judicial remand would not have been approved. The RCMP investigation is ongoing.

  • Wow
    March 21, 2013 - 07:07

    Why are they released? They not only broke into people's cabins and sheds once or twice, but eighty times. Honestly, young ones need more than just a slap on the wrist. I believe that the age of conviction needs to be lowered from eighteen to sixteen. Eighteen may have worked years ago, but somewhere, somehow, today's kids took a turn for the worst and are probably the most disrespectful and brazen generation. Not all kids are like this, but a good many, or even majority are. They need to be given what they deserve. If they can go out and steal other's personal property, they can face the consequences. Clearly they're old enough to be criminals, so they should be treated as such.

  • What
    March 20, 2013 - 22:37

    Released ????? 80 breakins and they are released??? Now they have a chance to hit 100. Why are they released.????? Did they give everything back and say they were sorry??

  • southern shore girl
    March 20, 2013 - 15:39

    why dont you release there name i am the owner of an atv and if i saw them little punks entering my shed not saying but i dont think its very fair someone work so hard for something and they do this its just bad parenting to me cause i know these people expose them

    • Sick of Our Justice
      March 21, 2013 - 10:12

      What a joke our justice system is! Newfoundland is the best place to commit a crime.