Cape Breton RCMP Traffic Services was alerted earlier this week that two suspects, who had been involved with theft-related incidents in the region, were travelling from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia via a Marine Atlantic Ferry. The pair was arrested on April 9 at approximately 6 p.m. in North Sydney. Subsequent investigation showed their involvement in numerous frauds and thefts from Ontario to Newfoundland.
Alicia Maureen MacDonald, 33, of Scarborough, Ontario, and Rommel Jimenez, 41, of Toronto, Ontario, have been charged with a total of 58 criminal charges between them. The charges range from Possession of Property Obtained by Crime, Breach of Conditions, and Possession of Break-in Instruments. Jimenez faces additional weapons and forgery charges.
Many items of stolen property were seized during the arrest, including several pieces of identification and credit cards, a stolen purse, and several wallets. A rental truck was also recovered. Nova Scotia RCMP is working with the RCMP and RNC in Newfoundland and Labrador, RCMP in New Brunswick, and police agencies in Ontario to attempt to determine the owners of the stolen property.
MacDonald and Jimenez appeared in Sydney Provincial Court on April 10 and have been remanded into custody. They are scheduled to return to Sydney Provincial Court on April 18.
Source: Media Release