The Royal Newfoundland Constabularly has issued a public advisory regarding St. John’s resident Barry Sinclair.
Sinclair was convicted of breaking into a woman’s home in Nova Scotia in 2013 while she was home and was sentenced to five years in a federal institution. He was released in February of this year. On his release, the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary filed a preventative recognizance under the Criminal Code of Canada. In a release the RNC says, “This type of recognizance is preventative in nature and is meant to restrict the movements and behaviour of an individual.
The RNC says it has reasonable grounds to believe that Sinclair will commit a violent offence against a woman.
The RNC is reminding the public to exercise everyday precautions related to residential security, such as ensuring that windows and doors are locked and that residences have adequate exterior lighting.
Anyone who spots suspicious activity should report it to the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.