Man facing two charges following recovery of stolen items; RCMP looking to identify rightful owners

As part of its ongoing investigation, the RCMP is trying to locate the owners of the recovered items.

Metepenagiag First Nation, Cassilis, New Brunswick – A 40-year-old man from Metepenagiag First Nation is facing two charges following the execution of two search warrants in the community, and a third in Cassilis, near Sunny Corner, N.B.

Matthew Augustine appeared in Miramichi Provincial Court on April 8, 2021, and was charged with possession of property obtained by crime over $5,000 and failure to comply with a probation order. He was remanded into custody and is scheduled to return to court at a later date.

On April 5, members of the Sunny Corner RCMP executed two search warrants at residences on Micmac Road and Mountain Road in Metepenagiag First Nation. A third search warrant was executed at a home on Route 420 in Cassilis, near Sunny Corner. A 40-year-old man was later arrested in connection with the investigation.

During the searches, police recovered eight firearms, a Honda generator and two televisions. Police also seized several pairs of snowshoes, lawn-care equipment, fishing rods and various camping-related items.

During the searches, police recovered eight firearms, a Honda generator and two televisions.
(RCMP) During the searches, police recovered eight firearms, a Honda generator and two televisions.
 Police also seized several pairs of snowshoes, lawn-care equipment, fishing rods and various camping-related items.
(RCMP) Police also seized several pairs of snowshoes, lawn-care equipment, fishing rods and various camping-related items.

As part of its ongoing investigation, the RCMP is trying to locate the owners of the recovered items. If you believe any of the pictured items to be yours, please contact the Sunny Corner RCMP at 506-836-6000.

The investigation is ongoing.

Sunny Corner RCMP

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