Five young people charged in connection with Lower Freetown home invasion

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One 19-year-old woman and four men between the ages of 19 and 22 have been charged in connection with a home invasion in Lower Freetown last week.

The male victim was assaulted and several items items were stolen from his home during the incident, which happened at about 2:30 a.m. Feb. 5.

The victim was treated at the hospital for his injuries and later released.

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The Prince District RCMP with the assistance of Summerside police and the RCMP Major Crime Unit arrested three men and one woman in connection with the crime that same day. As the investigation continued, a fourth man was identified and arrested. 

All five people were charged and appeared in provincial court Monday.

Two men, both aged 21, and the 19-year-old woman were released from custody on strict conditions and will return to court on March 10.

The remaining two men, aged 19 and 22, will remain in custody for a subsequent hearing scheduled for Feb. 11.

Police Dog Services and the Forensic Identification Section also assisted the Prince District RCMP with the investigation which is ongoing.

Organizations: RCMP, Summerside Police Service, Dog Services

Geographic location: Freetown, Prince Edward Island

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Recent comments

  • Tasha
    February 10, 2016 - 21:33

    Yes I agree where are the names, these are not minors!

  • grace blackette
    February 09, 2016 - 15:08

    This is very sad that 4 young adults would assault and rob a senior. What should seniors be doing to guard against this ? Is it not time for the police and/or others to be pro active in educating seniors on prevention and protection ? If something is not soon done seniors will have to resort to protecting their own person & property.

    • Dan
      February 09, 2016 - 19:39

      It seems this day and age you don't have the right to protect your home, property or family. First thing that happens is they charge the homeowner first if he/she hurts or stops an intruder with deadly force.

    • don
      February 09, 2016 - 20:11

      it is up to the government to protect seniors. wade time to wake up theses islanders also pays your wages etc. they helped make this island that you take for granted. now help them. and why is the names not printed they are not kids under age? lets us know who they are so we can try to protect ourselves.

    • mad as hell
      February 10, 2016 - 04:36

      My first comment is that people are responsible for their own safety first. "government" and "others" can help but their job is not to protect you in real-time. The police cannot protect you during a home invasion - their job comes after that to "protect" others by trying to capture the offenders and then the courts deal with them after that. My second comment is for Dan - since the self defence laws were clarified in 2012 ( your position is less true than it used to be. You may still be charged but you are less likely than before to be convicted - if you act reasonably under the law... which allows a lot of latitude if you are protecting yourself from harm.