On December 17, 2016, Ingonish District RCMP was called to five separate calls of break and enters in Neil's Harbour. All of the breaks occurred on December 17. In each case a window was smashed from the outside and the residences were entered.
On January 9, 2017, members of Ingonish RCMP searched a home in Neil's Harbour. Evidence was seized and a man was arrested in connection with the break-ins. Brandon Thomas Briand, 23, of Neil's Harbour, has been charged with Break and Enter (x 5), Possession of Break-in instrument, and two counts of Breach of Conditions. He appeared in Sydney Provincial Court yesterday, and was remanded. Two 16-year-old male youths were arrested in connection with these incidents and later released.
Mr. Briand will be appearing in Sydney Provincial Court tomorrow.