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Two American men arrested in separate Prince County incidents

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Police in Prince County have arrested two American men for, among other things, allegedly being in Canada illegally.

The arrests happened a day apart, on April 14 and 15.

Both men, a 34-year-old and a 47-year-old have been remanded into custody and are scheduled to appear in court this week.

The older man was the first to be arrested. He was detained by Kensington Police Services and East Prince RCMP with help from the Canada Border Services Agency.

RCMP Staff Sgt. Derrick Hewitt said the man had not been living in P.E.I. very long before he was taken into custody.

The younger man was detained following an incident on April 11 in which Summerside Police Services received a complaint from the Granville Street Liquor Store. The staff reported a man with a small child with him had stolen some merchandise.

Police released an image of the suspect in the hopes of identifying him.

Officers received a tip on Sunday and arrested the suspect at the Summerside Superstore.

He has been charged by Summerside Police with theft and has outstanding matters with the Charlottetown Police and RCMP.

In investigating this case, police learned that the suspect has allegedly been in Canada illegally since 2016 and has an outstanding warrant in the U.S.

The child noted in the first incident at the Granville Street Liquor Store was with the suspect when he was detained at the Superstore and is currently with family on the Island.

Colin.MacLean@JournalPioneer.com

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