Four people have been arrested in Plaster Rock in connection with several ongoing investigations. The investigations include recent property crimes in the area such as vandalism, break and enters, and theft. They date back to mid-August. The Plaster Rock RCMP are handling the investigation. The incidents have included a break and enter at a church on August 18, a break and enter with theft at a local department store on September 23, a break and enter at another church on September 26, and the theft of a van on October 1.
On September 30, 2013, police executed a search warrant at a residence in Plaster Rock and arrested a 13-year-old boy in connection with the break and enter into the department store. On the same date, a 24-year-old man was also arrested in connection with the church break in on September 26. Both were released from custody and will appear in court at later dates.
On October 4, a 27-year-old man was arrested on an outstanding warrant. He remains in custody and will appear in court at a later date to face charges. It is expected that will include the theft of the van on October 1.
On October 8, a 14-year-old boy was arrested in connection with several of the above noted incidents. He appeared in Grand Falls Youth Court Wednesday and was charged with several offences. He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in court again on October 15.
The investigations into these incidents are continuing.