Two Arrested, One Charged Following Break-In

Members of the New Brunswick RCMP arrested two men from the Shippagan area last week following a home invasion.

The Lamèque and Caraquet detachments responded at around 5:40 p.m. on March 6 to a report of a home invasion on Eighth Street in Shippagan.

“Two men, one who was armed with a weapon, broke into the residence and assaulted two individuals who were inside the home,” said Caraquet RCMP Cpl. Martin Allaire in a news release.

“The suspects then fled the scene before police arrived. One individual was transported to hospital with non life-threatening injuries.”

Police say they arrested two suspects, a 30-year-old man and a 65-year-old man, a short time later. The 65-year-old was later released and will make a court appearance at a later date.

Meanwhile, Marc-Olivier Mallet, 30, appeared in Bathurst Provincial Court on Thursday, where he was charged with the following:

  • Two counts of breaking and entering a dwelling with intent to commit an indictable offence
  • Two counts of mischief under $5,000
  • Two counts of uttering threats
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose

Mounties say Mallet was remanded into custody before his next court date on Monday.

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