Arrest made in break and enter investigation in Bridgewater and Lunenburg County area

by Brittany Wentzell

  • <p>Bridgewater Police Services say the alleged break and enters took place from mid August to just a day ago.</p>

A 24-year-old Bridgewater man has been arrested in connection with a string of break and enters in both the Town of Bridgewater and the wider Lunenburg County area.

Members of the Bridgewater Police Services arrested Matthew Max Knickle on September 6 around 4:30 p.m.

"Most of [the alleged offences] were car break-ins," said Sergeant Trevor Mitchell with the Bridgewater Police Services.

A second male is being investigated, but Bridgewater police say the second suspect was only allegedly involved in incidents outside of the township so the investigation is in the RCMP's hands.

Mitchell says RCMP also investigated Knickle. RCMP at the Cookville detachment said they could not give out any details at this time, but that they would be releasing information later this afternoon.

The alleged break and enters took place from mid August to just a day ago. Most of them are related to vehicles, particularly those left unlocked, however, Mitchell says Knickle has also been charged in a break and enter that occurred at the Bridgewater swimming pool on Jubilee Road.

Mitchell says the pool was broken into on August 17. A door knob was broken and around $75 was taken as well as a computer monitor.

"Basically they went on a little bit of a rip," said Mitchell, adding the suspects have been cooperating and have admitted to some offences police were unaware of as well.

That's why the Bridgewater police are asking the public to come forward to their respective police forces if they are missing some things. Mitchell says more break and enters keep popping up, even in the past day or so.

"People are still calling in," said Mitchell.

Knickle is due in court today to answer to numerous charges of possessing stolen property and fraud incidents.

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