Surveillance yields arrest for break and enter

  • Dec. 12, 2012 6:00 p.m.

Queen Charlotte RCMP caught a 32-year-old man suspected of breaking into several local businesses last week after conducting three hours of night-time surveillance. Sgt. Scott Hromadnik said the first call the RCMP received regarding the Dec. 4 incident was about an attempted break and enter at the government liquor store. The suspect had pried open a side door but fled the scene when the alarm sounded. When police arrived, they found that a second business at neighbouring City Centre had also been the subject of an attempted break-in. Sgt. Hromadnik said RCMP members thought it likely that the suspect would strike again, so they patrolled the downtown area on foot. A few hours later, they caught a man breaking into Howler’s Pub. Sgt. Hromadnik said the man is known to police, and was arrested for several break and enters, including incidents that had occurred previously in Charlotte. The man was taken into custody and was scheduled to appear in provincial court this week. Also last week, RCMP dealt with a spousal assault where a woman was allegedly thrown down a set of stairs, causing minor concussion and bruising, Sgt. Hromadnik said. The suspect was later arrested for assault causing bodily harm and released on strict conditions. Queen Charlotte RCMP have been dealing with a number of complaints involving animal carcasses dumped on the side of the road. Police remind hunters that they must dispose of these carcasses in an appropriate manner, not on the side of the highway.