Prince Rupert home owner awakes to find burglar in their home

On January 10, 2012 at 4:45 am Prince Rupert RCMP responded to yet another residential break and enter.

~ From the Prince Rupert RCMP

On January 10, 2012 at 4:45 am Prince Rupert RCMP responded to yet another residential break and enter, this time in the 800 block of Ritchie St.

The home owner awoke to find an unknown person inside their residence. Police were called and with the assistance of the Prince Rupert RCMP Police Dog Service were able to establish a track which led through numerous back yards and ended at the residence on Kootenay Ave. At the same time police checked on a person currently bound by a curfew relating to several property crime related offences stemming back to December 2011 and learned that the offender was not at his residence and was in breach of their curfew.

Later the same day, the male turned himself into police for the breach of curfew. Police believe that the two incidents are related and the investigation is continuing. A new charge of breach of probation was laid. The accused was held in custody overnight and appeared in Prince Rupert Provincial Court on January 11, 2012 and was later released by a Provincial Court Judge.

Police would like to remind the public to remain vigilant and take the time to report any suspicious incidents or people to police immediately.  If you have any information relating to this crime or any other crime remember that you can call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 to remain anonymous or the local RCMP at 250-624-2136.