Shelburne RCMP has charged a man in multiple thefts from vehicles that occurred overnight between January 9 and 10 in Shelburne.
On January 10, police received multiple complaints of vehicles being broken into and rummaged through overnight. Victims were reporting that various items had been stolen. Early in the investigation, police identified a suspect from surveillance video in the area.
On January 11, a search warrant was executed at a home on George St. in Shelburne in relation to this investigation. During the search, police seized tools and cellphones and recovered some of the stolen property. The suspect was not home at the time of the execution of the search warrant.
On January 19, Donald Reginald Leblanc, 33, of Shelburne, turned himself in to police. Leblanc has been charged with the following:
· Mischief – Damage to Property under $5000 – 3 Counts;
· Trespass at Night – 5 Counts;
· Theft under $5000 – 3 Counts;
· Possession of Property Obtained by Crime – 4 Counts;
· Possession of Break in Instruments.
Leblanc appeared in Shelburne Provincial Court and was released on conditions. He is scheduled to return to Shelburne Provincial Court on March 9, 2022 at 9:30 a.m.
The Nova Scotia RCMP would like to remind residents to keep their vehicles locked and to not leave any valuables inside.