The Northeast District RCMP arrested a man in connection with several ongoing theft investigations in the Acadian Peninsula, N.B.
Between September 2021 and May 2022, RCMP detachments in the Northeast District received numerous reports of property theft, including catalytic converters. On May 18, 2022, members of the Tracadie RCMP Detachment, with the assistance of the Northeast RCMP Community Crime Reduction Unit, attended a residence in Losier Settlement as part of an investigation into theft of property. While at the scene, members found stolen property, including several catalytic converters.
A 31-year-old man from Losier Settlement was arrested at the scene on an unrelated matter and was later released on conditions pending a future court appearance on October 3, in Tracadie Provincial Court.
“Property crime – including theft of catalytic converters – are an issue across the province,” says Sgt. Jocelyn Lebouthillier with the Tracadie RCMP. “As part of our investigation, we have returned several of the recovered stolen items to their rightful owners. We are continuing to connect recovered property with members of the public.”
This investigation was conducted by the Northeast Community Crime Reduction Unit, with the assistance of the Tracadie RCMP and Caraquet RCMP.
Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity or vehicles in their area are asked to contact their local police detachment. If you have been a victim of a similar crime and have not reported it to police, please contact your local detachment. Every report could help ongoing investigations.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime in their communities. You can report certain types of crime by using the New Brunswick RCMP’s Online Crime Reporting system. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation continues.