A Chemainus man was caught red-handed early Sunday evening after allegedly breaking into a home, according to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.
Police received a call shortly before 5 p.m. on Sunday about a break and enter in progress in the 3300 block of Cowichan Lake Road.
An alert citizen observed the crime and didn’t hesitate to call the police, said Cpl. Krista Hobday.
They arrived to find the 32-year-old man still inside the home, which is currently unoccupied and being renovated by the owner.
William Thomas Holmes is charged with Break and Enter with Intent, Fail to Comply with Recognizance and Mischief Under $5,000.
He was taken into custody and appeared before a judge earlier his week. Holmes was released on numerous conditions and will appear before in court again in April.
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