On October 8, 2017, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Deer Lake RCMP responded to a home invasion and robbery involving firearms in the community of Reidville.
The RCMP, with the assistance of Service Dog Axel, later executed a search warrant at a residence. Police seized the weapons used in the commission of the offence along with drugs and other offence related property.
Police do not believe this home invasion was a random act and do not believe public safety is an issue at this time.
Two men, 29-year-old Ricky Halfyard and 23-year-old Tanner Healey, both from Deer Lake, were arrested and charged on October 9, 2017. They are being held in custody and will appear in Corner Brook Provincial Court on October 10, 2017.
RCMP are asking anyone with information in relation to this investigation to call the Serious Crime Unit in Corner Brook at 637-4403. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP190 + your message to 'CRIMES' (274637), or by webtip at www.nlcrimestoppers.com.