Alleged thieves travelling from Newfoundland in N.S. court Tuesday

Cape Breton RCMP charge suspects, seize stolen property

Published on April 16, 2017

A load of allegedly stolen goods were photographed display by Cape Breton RCMP.

©Submitted RCMP photo

A man and woman will appear in Sydney Provincial Court in Nova Scotia Tuesday after being arrested coming off a Marine Atlantic ferry from Newfoundland April 9 with a rented truck full of stolen property.

The Cape Breton RCMP has charged the pair in a series of frauds and thefts with 58 criminal charges.

The two were arriving from Newfoundland to Nova Scotia via a Marine Atlantic ferry when they were arrested about 6 p.m. in North Sydney.

An investigation showed their alleged involvement in numerous frauds and thefts from Newfoundland to Ontario.

Alicia Maureen MacDonald, 33, of Scarborough, Ont., and Rommel Jimenez, 41, of Toronto, Ont., have 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.

The 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. Those with property stolen recently are urged to contact police in their area to determine if any of the seized items can be identified as theirs.

MacDonald and Jimenez appeared in Sydney Provincial Court April 10 and have been remanded into custody. They are scheduled to return to Sydney Provincial Court Tuesday.
With files from The Cape Breton Post