Three arrests made after more than 100 thefts from homes and businesses

Three people are facing a total of 47 charges after an extensive investigation by police into numerous break and enters in Lunenburg, Halifax, and Hants counties.

The massive joint investigation, involving a number of police forces, was launched last month after more than 100 thefts from homes and businesses were reported between January and October.

The RCMP say items with an estimated value of over $500,000 were reported stolen, including a vehicle, speed boat, trailer, tires and power tools.

Thirty-nine-year-old Nicholas John Mitchell of Hubbards faces eleven counts of break and enter, ten counts of possession of stolen property, six each of mischief and trespassing at night, five of theft and one of possession of break-in instruments.

Forty-six-year-old Darlene Marie MacAulay of Tantallon is charged with four counts of theft and one each of possession of stolen property and mischief.

Finally, 42-year-old Andrew Stewart Ritchie of Hatchett Lake is charged with two counts of possession of stolen property.