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Police arrest man, investigating multiple break and enters

April 8, 2019

A 41-year-old Eskasoni man is scheduled to appear in Sydney Provincial Court today as part of an ongoing investigation into a number of break and enters.

During the week of April 1st, Cape Breton Regional Police received reports of break and enter at four different seasonal properties in Islandview, Castle Bay and Pipers Cove areas. In cooperation with the RCMP, officers were able to identify a potential suspect and received information of another potential break and enter on Eskasoni Road. At approximately 2:00 AM Friday morning, April 5th, CBRPS and RCMP officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle; the driver did not stop, but instead drove into the woods behind a residence on Spencers Lane in Eskasoni where 2 men jumped out of the car and ran away. Officers caught up with one of the suspects and placed him under arrest.

Justin Ryan Gould is charged with: Flight from Police, Dangerous Operation of a Motor Vehicle, Driving while Disqualified, Possession of Break-in Instruments, Obstruction and Failure to Comply with an Undertaking. Police are still trying to locate the second suspect that was in the vehicle.

Officers seized and searched the vehicle, locating break and enter tools inside. Officers also later searched a residence in Eskasoni locating a large number of tools, electronics and household items, believed to be stolen from the rural properties.

Police are in the process of matching any recovered items with those previously reported stolen; further charges are pending. Anyone who has been a victim of break and enters to properties in these areas is asked to please contact CBRPS at 902-563-5151 or Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822, so that all items can be returned to owners.