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RCMP make arrests and lay charges in Lunenburg County breaks

News release

Between January 27 and February 18, there was a series of break and enters to businesses, homes and sheds in the LaHave and New Germany areas. Lunenburg District RCMP, along with Lunenburg RCMP General Investigative Section (GIS) and the Integrated South Shore Street Crime Unit (SCEU) investigated the crimes and arrested several people. Several charges have been laid to date:

Derick John Powers, 23, of Lunenburg was charged with:

    Break, Enter, and Theft (7 counts)
    Breach of Recognizance (9 counts)
    Possession of Stolen Property (2 counts)
    Mischief (1 count)

He was arrested, charged and taken to court on February 22 where he was remanded. He is scheduled to return to court on April 12.

Riley Paul Rhodenizer, 20, of New Germany was charged with:

    Break and Enter (3 counts)

He was arrested, appeared in court on February 27 and was released on conditions. He is scheduled to return to court on March 27.

Derrick Wayne Robar, 27, of Lunenburg was charged with:

    Careless Use of a Firearm
    Careless storage of a Prohibited Firearm
    Possession of a Weapon for a Dangerous Purpose
    Unauthorized Possession of a Firearm
    Possession of a Prohibited Weapon
    Possession of a Restricted Weapon When Not Authorized

Robar was arrested, appeared in court on February 25 and was released on conditions. He is scheduled to return to court on March 27.

A 23-year-old woman from Bridgewater, a 29-year-old woman from East Dalhousie, and a 44-year-old man from New Germany have each been arrested for and are facing charges of 3 counts of Break and Enter and one count of Possession of Property Obtained by Crime. They were released following their arrests and are scheduled to appear in Bridgewater Provincial Court on April 24.

If anyone has further information about these types of crimes, or other incidents, please call your local RCMP detachment or should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.

File #s 2019237115 / 2019228378 / 2019219570 / 2019230260