RNC Make Arrests in Break and Enter and Home Invasion Investigations
The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary has arrested a male and female in relation to ongoing break and enter and home invasion investigations. On September 26, 2017 members of the RNC Patrol Services Division, Police Dog Services and Forensic Identification Services responded to a report of a break and enter at a residence in Airport Heights. It was determined that a number of firearms had been stolen from the residence. No arrests were made at the time. On September 28, 2017 at approximately 12:00 pm members of the RNC Patrol Services Division, Criminal Investigation Division and Forensic Identification Services responded to a report of a home invasion at a residence on Campbell Avenue. It was determined that 3 armed suspects entered the residence and attempted to commit a robbery. As a result of this incident two occupants of the residence received minor injuries. The suspects fled the area in a vehicle prior to police arrival. It is believed that this was a targeted incident and that the suspects and the victims were known to one another. As a result of the police investigation into the above noted offences, RNC officers conducted a high-risk vehicle stop in the area of Ropewalk Lane at approximately 1:00 am on September 29, 2017. A 34-year-old male and a 31-year-old female, both residents of St. John’s, were arrested during this vehicle stop. The male has been charged with the break and enter into the residence in Airports Heights, breaches of his court orders, weapons offences and criminal harassment (in relation to a separate investigation). The female has been charged with the break and enter into the residence in Airport Heights, the home invasion on Campbell Avenue and weapons offences. Both the male and the female were held in custody and will appear in Provincial Court in St. John’s today. As a part of the ongoing investigation into these matters, the RNC has secured a residence in the center city of St. John’s. The RNC Criminal Investigation Division and is asking anyone who has information about any of these offences to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). You can now provide information anonymously on the NL Crime Stoppers Website at: www.nlcrimestoppers.com.