Police warn homeowners to keep doors locked

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The Happy Valley-Goose Bay RCMP is warning homeowners to keep their doors locked after three separate incidents today where homes in the town were unlawfully entered.

According to police, the first incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. when an unknown man entered a home through an unlocked door in the Grand Street area. The man was discovered in the home by a homeowner and then fled on foot.

 The second incident occurred in the Court Manche Street area sometime after 2:30 a.m.  During this incident, police say an unknown man entered a home through an unlocked door and was scared off by the homeowner. The suspect in this incident was described as being about five feet, 10 inches tall, of Aboriginal descent and with long shaggy hair.

 A third incident occurred in the Mesher Street area, when a man broke into a residence around 4 a.m. and assaulted a female tenant. 

The RCMP said the man and woman knew each other and the man was subsequently arrested a short time later. He was held in custody and will be appearing in provincial court in Happy Valley-Goose Bay today to answer to several criminal charges including break and enter and assault.

 The RCMP is requesting to public's assistance in identifying the suspect or suspects in both break and enters in Court Manche and Grand Street areas. 

Anyone with any information on these break and entries, or any other crime, can contact the Happy Valley-Goose Bay, RCMP at 709-896-3383.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers anytime at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS). Tipsters can also submit secure tips online by logging onto Crime Stoppers website at www.rocktips.ca

The RCMP would also like to remind the general public to lock their doors, especially at night, leave a light on over each entrance as a general deterrence and report any suspicious activity to the police.

Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Happy Valley, Grand Street, Court Manche Street Mesher Street Goose Bay

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