Home invasion

Man sentenced to more than five years for two home invasions

One of two men arrested in connection with two violent home invasions in St. John’s last fall has been given a prison term 5 years, 6 months and 40 days, minus 279 days (just over 9 months) for time already served.

Justin Haynes was sentenced in provincial court this afternoon.

The 32-year-old pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including aggravated assault, assault causing bodily harm, robbery and break and enter.

Man arrested in Grand Falls-Windsor standoff charged after Peterview home invasion

Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP are continuing to investigate a reported home invasion that occurred in Peterview Friday morning that led to the arrest and charges against 28-year-old Dean Langdon of Bishops Falls.

Shortly before 5:30 a.m., police received a report of a home invasion in Peterview.  Two suspects wearing bandanas, one armed with a firearm and the other a knife, forced entry into the home and fled prior to police arrival.  Langdon was identified as one of the suspects and efforts to identify the other suspect are ongoing.

Later in the morning, shortly before 10:30 a.m., police located Langdon in Grand Falls-Windsor, where he entered an apartment complex on the corner of High Street and Church Road and refused to exit.  

The RCMP issued a public advisory directing area residents to remain inside, with their doors locked.

After some negotiations, Langdon, who was unlawfully at large for charges with the RNC in St. John’s, surrendered himself to police and was arrested.  He appeared in court via teleconference and was remanded into custody.

Langdon is charged with multiple breaches of court ordered conditions and will appear in court this afternoon. 

The investigation into the home invasion is continuing with additional charges anticipated.

Police continue investigation into home invasion in Grand Falls-Windsor this week

Police are continuing their investigation into a home invasion in Grand Falls-Windsor this week.

A masked person entered a home on Grenfell Heights with a machete on Wednesday morning, and later made off with jewelry.

Police investigating home invasion involving a machete in Grand Falls-Windsor

Police are investigating a home invasion involving a machete in Grand Falls-Windsor on Wednesday morning.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, occupants of the home were startled when a masked individual armed with a machete forced entry into the apartment and demanded jewellery.  One occupant hid while the other was threatened by the suspect who eventually departed with a quantity of jewellery.  The occupants of the home were uninjured.

The suspect, who is described as being approximately 6 feet tall and of a muscular build, departed in a white 4-door pick up truck, possibly a Dodge.

Anyone having information about this crime is asked to contact Grand Falls-Windsor RCMP at 709-489-2121 or, to remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers: #SayItHere 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), visit www.nlcrimestoppers.com

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