Yarmouth Rural RCMP charge four with theft of copper

February 28, 2024
Tusket Falls, Nova Scotia

News release

Yarmouth Rural RCMP Detachment charge four people with theft of copper in Tusket Falls.

On February 28, at approximately 12:58 a.m., Yarmouth Rural RCMP officers responded to a break and enter in progress at a Nova Scotia Power site on Benny's Ln.

On their way to the call, an RCMP officer spotted a vehicle matching the description provided by the complainant. A traffic stop was completed on a white 2012 Ford van where officers observed copper, inside the vehicle, believed to have been stolen. The four occupants were arrested without incident.

Jordan Allen Taylor, 28, from Marshalltown, Neil William McBurney, 41, from Bear River, Devon Robert Clayton, 24, from Digby and Brandon Blake Clayton, 27, have all been charged with:

  • Theft over $ 5,000
  • Breaking and Entering with Intent;
  • Possession of Break-in Instrument;
  • Mischief.

All of the accused were held in custody and appeared in Yarmouth Provincial Court today before being released on conditions. They will be back in Yarmouth Provincial Court on May 21, 2024 at 9:30 a.m.

Nova Scotia Power has been replacing copper cables with low value alternative metals to detract thefts and have also increased video monitoring at its facilities.

File #: 2024-264077


Contact information

Cst. Dominic Laflamme
Public Information Officer
Nova Scotia RCMP

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