Williams Lake RCMP arrest man after break and enter at a South Lakeside home Thursday

An adult male was nabbed by police after a break and enter to a South Lakeside-home in Williams Lake Thursday.

An adult male was nabbed by police after a break and enter to 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 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 the suspect 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 1:00 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.

The Williams Lake RCMP would like to remind residents to be vigilant. If they see something suspicious or observe individuals prowling or loitering around residences and/or vehicles, to phone the RCMP immediately.

“It is a criminal offence for anyone who, without lawful excuse, the proof of which lies on him (or her), loiters or prowls at between the hours of 9:00 pm and 6:00 am on the property of another person near a dwelling-house,” Brown said.