Alleged TV thieves in Cape Breton ticketed for not keeping distance

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Cape Breton Regional Police have ticketed three people for breaking Public Health rules in two separate events over the weekend.  (CBC - image credit)
Cape Breton Regional Police have ticketed three people for breaking Public Health rules in two separate events over the weekend. (CBC - image credit)

Two men from Cape Breton have been fined for getting too close while in the process of allegedly stealing a TV.

Cape Breton Regional Police responded to a reported theft from the Superstore in Glace Bay on Friday.

Officers charged a 41-year-old man from River Ryan and a 56-year-old man from New Waterford with theft.

They also issued each man a ticket under the Health Protection Act for failing to self-isolate from one another, which now carries a fine of $2,000.

Under current Public Health restrictions, residents can only come in close contact with their household, or allow one or two others in their bubble if they are a small household.

Man fined for leaving own municipality

On Sunday, officers also responded to a George Street address in Sydney where a woman was complaining of an unwanted male, whom she knew, "causing mischief" at her home.

Officers found a 48-year-old man from Victoria County nearby.

He was charged with public intoxication and fined $697.50 for failing to comply with the Emergency Management Act, which bans any non-essential travel outside one's own municipality.

Two people ticketed in Halifax

In the Halifax area, police also issued three tickets last week in two separate incidents.

Officers were called to a Bedford apartment building Friday morning after a report that a man was not following provincial regulations while in the public areas of the complex.

A 40-year-old Bedford man was ticketed for not wearing a mask, which carries a fine of $2,000.

Halifax Regional Police also fined the same teenager twice.

On Friday, police ticketed a 17-year-old for not self-isolating as required. The same youth was ticketed again Sunday for the same reason. Both tickets carry fines of $2,000.

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