Naked man arrested for breaking into then living in Saanich RV

Naked man arrested for breaking into then living in Saanich RV
WatchOfficers are warning the public to check their campers and RV's, after Saanich police responded to two separate break and enter's in the same night. Two young men have been arrested — but major damage has already been done

Saanich police are reminding people to make sure their RVs are secure after two unknown men were found living inside motorhomes in two separate incidents.

On July 3, at around 10 p.m., a homeowner in the 3800-block of Douglas Street called police after they saw a naked man by their motorhome when they looked out their window.

According to police, the man appeared to be using the homeowner’s garden hose. The man was then seen entering the RV and closing the door.

When officers arrived, they found a 21-year-old man, still naked, inside the RV. Police said the man is from the Victoria area and based on the condition of the RV, he is believed to have been living in it for a few days.

Randy Cartwright, 21, was arrested and is facing a break-and-enter charge.

Thirty minutes after the first incident, police received a call from a homeowner in the 4400 block of Wilkinson Road. Police said the homeowner had returned home from vacation earlier in the day and found the door to his truck camper open. When he looked inside, he found articles of clothing that didn’t belong to him. Police said it appeared someone had been living in the camper for a few days.

The homeowner placed an alarm on the camper, which went off later in the day.

When police arrived, they found the camper door closed. When officers attempted to open it, they discovered it was being held shut. Saanich police dog Hitch started barking and the man opened the door.

Twenty-year-old Jesse Juba, also from the Vitoria area, was arrested for break and enter. Police said Juba was also wanted for six outstanding warrants.

Both men were held in custody for court appearances on July 4.

“These are unusual calls that have reminded us that for those seeking shelter, an RV parked idle on a property, can be appealing as a temporary home. So if you are an RV owner, take the time to frequently check your RV and ensure it is secure and untampered with” Sgt. Julie Fast, public information officer for Saanich police, said in a statement.


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