Kimberley RCMP have a man in custody after a break and enter in the early morning of Sunday, December 16, 2018.
Kimberley Detachment Commander Sgt. Chris Newel reports that a man entered a home in the Summer Subdivision, just outside of Kimberley, looking for money. After threatening with a knife, he fled after an altercation with the homeowner and was tracked by a police dog to his residence where he was arrested.
“Kimberley RCMP received the call on Dec 16, at 3:15 am.,” Newel says. “The home owners heard noises and upon checking saw a subject inside their house and confronted him. He claimed to be broke and was looking for money and tried to flee. Initially the male tried to exit the house, when he couldn’t get out he grabbed a kitchen knife. The home owner was able to take the knife away from him at which time the suspect punched the home owner.
The suspect fled but from the description, police had a good idea who the subject was. A police dog attended and obtained a track from the location of the break and enter to the suspect’s residence. He was arrested and taken into custody.
“He went before a Judicial Justice of the Peace by way of a teleconference later in the day. He has been charged with Break and Enter and Assault Causing Bodily Harm. The subject is on probation with numerous conditions. Police will be providing further evidence to support Breach of Probation charges. The subject was remanded in custody and will appear in court again on Dec 19 in Cranbrook.
“There was an excellent combined response by Kimberley and Cranbrook General Duty members with assistance from the Police Dog Service and the Crime Reduction Unit,” Newel said.