Three Face a Mountain of Criminal Charges
Three people from Cumberland have been charged with a total of 138 criminal offences—46 each.
Donald Langille, 34, of Linden, Bradley Hicks, 24, of Amherst, and Rose Smith, 29, of Amherst, have been charged with Break and Enter, Theft, Mischief, and Trespassing at Night.
Several vehicles, homes and businesses were broken into, with many items stolen. The incidents occurred in Amherst and East Amherst, since August 4th.
It is the result of a comprehensive joint investigation by Cumberland District RCMP, together with Amherst Police, and Cumberland County Street Crime Enforcement Unit.
Smith and Langille were arrested on August 25, and Hicks the day before.
With warrants, police searched four locations. Several of the stolen items have been recovered and returned to the owners.
"Property crimes can be very personal for the victims of these incidents," says Staff Sergeant Craig Learning, Detachment Commander of Cumberland District RCMP.
He says, ”They can be a challenge for police to solve, but with the teamwork that we regularly see between the RCMP and Amherst Police Department, we were able to quickly locate and arrest the responsible parties.”
Langille, Hicks and Smith were remanded following their arrests. They appeared in Amherst Provincial Court on Monday, and continue to be held in custody.
The investigations are ongoing. Anyone who feels they may be involved in these incidents is asked to contact Cumberland District RCMP at 902-667-3859 or Amherst Police Department at 902-667-8600, and reference file # 20181248696.