PINE FALLS – RCMP have arrested and charged four people in connection to numerous incidents in the Powerview-Pine Falls area one month after the town held an emergency meeting on the sharp increase in break and enters.
“From breaking holes in the walls to defecating on peoples furniture, it’s getting scary,” Margie Bonekamp, Chief Administrative Officer for the town of Powerview-Pine Falls told Global News in October. “There is anger and a lot of fear.”
Police say from January to October 31, 122 homes were broken into, up from 90 in 2015.
RCMP also say there were 104 seasonal cottages were also hit in that same period, up from 85 in 2015.
Mounties increased patrols in the area and on November 9th, they got a tip about a break-in that included a car description and license plate.
Officers found the car with three men inside and say it also held stolen items.
Four men were eventually arrested.
Police believe they are connected to at least eight break-ins and officers are investigating further connections to other crimes.