Thieves run rampant in Charlottetown over Christmas

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Police arrest backyard prowler, set out long list of stolen items

The Christmas season brought out thieves in Charlottetown and one of them is in jail.

Charlottetown Police Services report that it all began just before 3 a.m. Christmas morning when what to the wondering eyes should appear to a resident, but a man lurking around the new fallen snow of backyards on Colonel Gray Drive.

Police arrived and tracked down a man carrying a bundle of various break and enter tools in a pack.

“The accused male, a 26-year-old Charlottetown-area resident, was jailed at the Provincial Correctional Centre,” said the police report.

Later Christmas night, about 10 p.m. Charlottetown police received a report of a break and enter at a residence on Weymouth St.

The victim said that sometime during the previous 24 hours, thieves had broken into her home and stolen an Asus laptop.

Anyone with information may contact police at 902-629-4172, or on Facebook at PEI Crime Stoppers, or by anonymous text via SMS by sending “TIP162” plus your message to (274637) CRIMES, or on the web at http://www.peicrimestoppers.com/, or toll-free phone to 1-877-222-8477.

That was not all to the seasonal thieving.

Charlottetown police also report a break and enter at a residence on Fitzroy St. that came to the department’s attention about 10 p.m. Boxing Day.

“(The victim) states sometime during the previous 48 hours, thieves forced entry into his residence and stole the following items: a 42-inch RCA flat-screen television, a Canon Rebel T2i camera, a Thinkpad laptop computer, an iPhone 4 that had a white back and a crack on its screen, a Nixon watch, Paderno cookware pan, two external hard drives, and an Xbox 360,” said the police report.

Again, anyone with information may contact police at 902-629-4172, or on Facebook at PEI Crime Stoppers, or by anonymous text via SMS by sending “TIP162” plus your message to (274637) CRIMES, or on the web at http://www.peicrimestoppers.com/, or toll-free phone to 1-877-222-8477.

NArmstrong@TheGuardian.pe.ca

Twitter.com/NigelPEI

Organizations: Police Services, Provincial Correctional Centre

Geographic location: Charlottetown

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  • t
    December 30, 2013 - 09:17

    Desparerate drug addicts are outta control….

  • don
    December 29, 2013 - 16:20

    time to break the laws and spend the winter in as nice warm jail lots of food.

  • Downtown Dave
    December 29, 2013 - 12:13

    Don't park at any of the parcades if you have something of value in your car. I see people up to no good in there all the time and the so-called security are just barely breathing bodies filling a silly uniform.

  • charlottetowner
    December 28, 2013 - 20:45

    I think I saw a couple of thieves roaming around Brighton tonight carrying a shovel but not shoveling, people keep your doors locked and don't be afraid to call the police!!

    • Shall I tell you of my experiances with the CPS
      December 29, 2013 - 10:19

      shall I tell you about how the police don't do things like take serial numbers of stolen items? Or how they behave when your house has been robbed? Telling you too bad that there is nothing they can do about it.......

  • John G
    December 28, 2013 - 13:42

    Those scumbags that are lurking around in the shadows waiting to steal someones property should be paraded down Queen St. when caught. Also on parade should be the other scumbag.who buys new stuff off someone for 20 percent of its value. They are not helping society one bit.

    • John G
      December 28, 2013 - 15:15

      Hey you are no better you stole. my name.

  • Willy
    December 28, 2013 - 09:31

    Time for residence to get out the baseball bats.

    • don
      December 28, 2013 - 21:31

      great idea. but remember the laws protect the guilty. as the old says goes "the laws are wrote for crooks by crooks". and unless we elect a government that wants to protect the innocent not the guilty. and print the names in the paper who they are and a bring back the chain gangs.

  • The Laws Must be Amended
    December 28, 2013 - 08:23

    This is getting completely out of control - something has to be done! Clearly, we've got to keep the Senators locked up in the red chamber even over the holidays!

    • Made my day
      December 28, 2013 - 09:39

      You, sir, are a genius. Thank you.