Suspect in custody after Castlegar break and enters

RCMP reminding residents to look their doors.

Police have a 48-year-old man in custody after a string of break and enters in Castlegar.

Shortly after midnight on July 19 RCMP responded to a call from a local resident. The homeowner had disrupted a break and enter in progress.

The suspect tried to get in though an unlocked door.

“After a brief struggle the suspect departed on foot and the resident was able to lock the door and contact police. Castlegar RCMP arrived within minutes of the report and arrested the suspect,” said Sgt. Monty Taylor.

The homeowner was not injured.

Chad Carr appeared in Rossland Provincial Court on Monday, charged with forcible entry into a property. He’ll remain in custody at least until his next court date on Aug. 15.

According to RCMP, he is also alleged to have committed two other separate break and enters to Castlegar homes on June 29 and July 7.

During both these incidents Carr is alleged to have entered homes through unlocked entryways to steal property.

In one incident the homeowner was home and thwarted the attempt. In the second incident the resident arrived home to locate someone inside.

Carr was arrested for the initial break and enters and was on bail awaiting a court appearance at the time of his July 19 arrest.

RCMP are reminding residents to lock doors to their homes and outbuildings and report any suspicious activity to police.

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