Police have charged eight young people for a variety of crimes committed in Notre Dame Bay, ranging from arson to damaging property.

Police believe the suspects, all male and between the ages of 16 and 21, are responsible for a series of crimes in the Birchy Bay area last fall.

Between them, they face 22 separate charges.

The suspects are accused of stealing a truck, arson, mischief and a number of break-and-enters involving a business, a cabin and a church.

The suspects live in Birchy Bay, Baytona and Boyd's Cove.

Police said the truck was later recovered, but that two accordions that were stolen from the church have not yet been found.