RCMP investigating home invasion, break and enter in Stratford

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STRATFORD, - RCMP officers are investigating a home invasion and a break-and-enter that occurred here Friday morning.

Shortly before 3 a.m., officers responded to a home invasion where two males had entered a residence and demanded money.

RCMP said a physical altercation took place and the the two suspects made off with a sum of cash. No weapons were involved and the victims were not injured.

Officers also responded to a break and enter at the Southport Motel in Stratford at the same time as the home invasion. Two individuals were located and arrested from the incident.

Edward Joseph Phalen, a 22-year-old Stratford resident, has been charged in relation to both incidents.

Phalen has been charged with robbery, break and enter, assault, mischief, theft and breach of probation. Phalen is in custody and will appear in court early next week.

Police said the matter is still under investigation and are seeking the public's assistance in locating the second person involved or anyone who may have seen the two individuals in the Stratford area Friday morning.

One of the suspects was described as a six feet tall average built male with dark hair. The individual was clean shaven and wearing a tan coat and hoodie with dark jeans and sneakers.

The other suspect was described as a 5-foot, eight inches tall and was wearing a dark coloured hoodie, dark pants and was also clean shaven.

RCMP said anyone with information regarding the crime should contact the "L" Division Major Crime Unit at (902) 566-7409, (902) 566-7112, or Crime Stoppers.


Organizations: RCMP, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Stratford

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Recent comments

    January 13, 2013 - 15:39

    wow, i can't believe he is back at it again. one home invasion and one robbery in one night? someone who can kick in someones front door and then jump them/ beat them up over 1000 dollars or something is just sickening.. he shouldn't be aloud out of jail and aloud to roam the streets for years.. poor kid he robbed, joey is a low life junkie. 3 years should be long enough for him to sit in a cell and think about what he did

    January 13, 2013 - 12:46


  • confused
    January 13, 2013 - 09:28

    Very confusing news reporting ! The reporter obviously has never read or used the CP handbook.I thought both individuals were arrested at the Southport Motel break-in. Then why are they describing suspects when they are already in custody and if they have the two suspects in custody why are they still looking for one of them.EXTREMELY confusing ! But that is typical.

  • Joe Citizen
    January 13, 2013 - 09:11

    I'd have to give him a "Phalen" grade on life.

  • the island has never been gentle
    January 13, 2013 - 08:14

    In the 1950/60s there were street brawls spilling out from every club and dance hall on PEI onFriday and Saturday night. Every street and rural district had a bootlegger with a kitchen full of drunks. Violence was pervasive. Ask any married woman. And there was an orphenage in New Haven, where abandoned kids were bring abused. So, it's not as bad today as it looks, folks. Yes, there are criminals amongst us today, and most of them are druggies knifing one abother, or in in politics, or they exploit the poor through the crime of minimun wage (how's you like to be a 60-year-old woman slopping coffee at the drivethru to jerks in SUVs.) But, you want to find a criminal? Check out the Islanders who ripped off the PNP. These lawyers and accountants well-connected civil servants make Phelan look like a rank amateur street punk.

  • MJ
    January 13, 2013 - 07:17

    There is no home invasion charge. That's slang for break and enter, assault / robbery which apparently has been laid.

  • Sound Familiar
    January 12, 2013 - 18:51


  • broke
    January 12, 2013 - 18:37

    Address please DM

  • dm
    January 12, 2013 - 16:47

    Why is there no home invasion charges? he would get more then 2 years on that which is what should happen, i wish one of these home invaders could brake into my house so i could kill them, maybe that would deter the other losers in thinking about it.