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Brendan Downey charged with early morning break, enter and theft

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Brendan Joseph Downey, a 22-year-old Stephenville Crossing man, appeared in Stephenville Provincial Court today charged with an early morning break, enter and theft.

In was about 6 a.m. today that Bay St George RCMP responded to a break and enter at the 50 Plus Club on Maple Street in Stephenville Crossing.

On their arrival, police said members found the front door had been smashed in and items had been stolen. RCMP Police Dog Services West assisted as the suspect was believed to have fled on foot.

About two hours later Downey was located and arrested.

He has been charged with break and enter and failure to comply with a judge's recognizance.

When he appeared in Provincial Court in Stephenville this afternoon he was remanded in custody until next Monday for a bail hearing.

RCMP Forensic Identification Services West are currently assisting in the ongoing investigation.

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