An adult male was nabbed by police after a break and enter at a South Lakeside home Thursday afternoon, the RCMP reported Friday.
A homeowner called the RCMP saying her residence had been broken into and various articles were stolen.
She provided a description of a suspicious looking male who had been seen in the nearby area, in and around the same time.
“There’s a pathway that led from the residence, so when the RCMP arrived they searched the vicinity, but eventually found him a few kilometres away from the residence,” Inspector Warren Brown said.
When they located the male, he attempted to run away, however, the police were able to find and arrest him.
“We’re seeking approval for charges of break and enter and possession of stolen property,” Brown said, adding the male is new to the area, but has a criminal record from other areas in Alberta and B.C.
In other RCMP news, at approximately 1 a.m. Friday morning, a resident on Proctor Street observed a male breaking into his car that was parked in his driveway.
When the resident briefly confronted the male, the male fled and the resident immediately notified the RCMP.
Moments later the RCMP apprehended the adult male who, Brown said is well known for this type of offence.
The male is presently in police custody and will be a awaiting a court appearance.