The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary (RNC) General Investigation Unit has arrested and charged a 29-year-old St. John’s man in relation to multiple residential break and entry complaints.
Chad Randell Hudson made a first court appearance this morning and is scheduled to be back in provincial court this afternoon.
On Monday, around 5:30 a.m., RNC officers responded to a report of a break and entry in progress at a home on Bells Turn in St. John’s.
Hudson was located by police a short distance from the house. He was arrested and charged with break and entry and held in custody until a court appearance.
Police say there were no injuries sustained during the commission of the offence.
However, subsequent to that arrest, RNC officers have laid three additional charges of break and entry against the accused in relation to three additional residential break and entries on Bells Turn the same morning.
The RNC is continuing to investigate these offences and is seeking the assistance of the general public.
Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). People can also provide information anonymously on the N.L. Crime Stoppers website at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.
The RNC is also issuing a reminder that any person in possession of stolen property can be charged under the Criminal Code of Canada.