RCMP catch Chemainus man during alleged break-in

A Chemainus man was caught red-handed early Sunday evening after allegedly breaking into a home, according to North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP have arrested a man after he allegedly broke into a home that was being renovated.

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.

The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP appreciate any and all assistance from our citizens. You can contact the office at 250-748-5522, or alternately you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information to Crime Stoppers that leads to an arrest or the recovery of stolen property or the seizure of illicit drugs, you could be eligible for a cash award.



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