A 19-year-old man originally from Gasgapegiag, Quebec, is facing six charges following a series of incidents in Perth-Andover, N.B.
On November 27, 2021, at approximately 11:50 a.m., members of the Perth-Andover RCMP received a report of a break, enter and theft on Terrace street. Shortly after, police received a second report of a stolen pickup truck from the area.
The pickup truck was located abandoned on Liberty lane, and police learned the suspect had fled on foot. While police were responding to the scene, the suspect stole an SUV. Moments later, police located the stolen SUV, which had been involved in a single-vehicle crash on Titus drive. The suspect was arrested nearby and transported to hospital with minor injuries.
On November 29, Dylan Jerome appeared in Woodstock Provincial Court by way of tele-remand and was charged with:
- two counts of theft of a motor vehicle
- dangerous operation of a motor vehicle
- breaking and entering with intent
- possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000
- failure to comply with an undertaking
Dylan Jerome was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court on December 1, 2021.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance during the investigation. Police continue to investigate whether the individual is connected to other crimes in the Campbellton, Saint-Léonard, Saint-André, Pabineau First Nation and Belledune areas.
The public plays an important role in helping to reduce, prevent and solve crime. Anyone with information about, or who suspects, illegal activity in their neighbourhood is asked to contact their local police. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), by downloading the secure P3 Mobile App, or by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca.
The investigation is ongoing.