On December 12, 2015 Paladin Security Officers Nicholas MacPherson, Eugene Gillis, and Peggy Campbell, along with Shift Supervisor Everett Larney, spotted an individual attempting to break into locked offices of the regional hospital foundation in Cape Breton. Through their quick on-site teamwork and action, the perpetrator was apprehended and police were called to formally arrest the individual.
When police arrived on scene, they determined that the individual had also broken into several doctor’s offices in a neighbouring building. The property that the suspect had taken from the various offices was still on him at the time of the arrest. Not only did the Paladin Security team prevent a breach of property, they assisted in solving several other recent crimes.
The healthcare security team had been hired to Paladin December 1, 2015, supporting the growth of Paladin Security Halifax and the recent roll out of the Nova Scotia Health Authority (NSHA) contract. With strong experience behind them, and Paladin’s industry-leading training, the officers involved used their skill sets to represent the quality at Paladin.
Craig Thiel, NSHA Cape Breton Security Manager commented on Paladin’s efforts, saying;
I am extremely happy with the response from security during the incident, they did everything according to policy and procedure and were able to ensure that no further thefts occurred.
Tom Taggart, Paladin Security Healthcare Operations Manager, also commented on the incident, sharing;
I am extremely proud of the newest Paladin Security team members for their response to the attempted theft. Their professionalism and representation of the company was outstanding; goes to show the Paladin Difference!”
The Sydney man is facing charges including break and enter, possessing break and enter tools, possession of stolen property, mischief and breach of undertaking.