West Shore RCMP arrest man who ‘needed a place to sleep’ for break and enter in Langford

West Shore RCMP arrest man who 'needed a place to sleep' for break and enter in Langford

File photo courtesy CBC.

File photo courtesy CBC.

A man will be making a future court appearance after breaking into a newly constructed home in Langford and falling asleep in it.

West Shore RCMP says they received a call around 11 p.m. Monday night, where a security guard saw a man inside a unit at a new construction site near Constellation and Meridian Avenues.

Police say when the guard approached the man and asked him to leave, he was met with belligerent comments.

“Our officers attended along with the K-9 unit and located an intoxicated man sleeping inside one of the units. The suspect told officers that he had been drinking and arguing with people at home and as a result he now needed a new place to sleep,” West Shore RCMP Cst. Nancy Saggar said in a release.

“He was arrested for break and enter and once sober, was released with a court date.”

The RCMP says if you see anyone trespassing through construction sites to call 911, and you have information on thefts from these sites to call police or Crime Stoppers.


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