Teen charged in break-and-enter

Herald file photo.

Bianca Bharti, Daily Herald

The RCMP responded to a breaking and entering call early Saturday morning at a home on Whitfield Road in Buckland. The alleged male suspect, 15, appeared in court on Monday and faces seven charges.

Around 2 a.m., the boy broke into an outbuilding when the homeowner’s son returned. The offender left the building, stealing nothing of significance, according to the RCMP report.

He then allegedly got into a vehicle he stole prior but crashed into the son’s car. It isn’t clear if the car was occupied or not. However, he continued driving north on the road for a short distance before the stolen car broke down from damages from the crash.

The 15-year-old continued on foot into the bushes, where a pursuit by Police Dog Services located him. The RCMP then took him into custody.

He faces charges of breaking and entering with intent, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime, dangerous operation of a motor vehicle, trespassing at night, mischief and failure to comply with probation order.

The boy had a Canada-wide warrant on him and had escaped lawful custody, according to Sgt. Lyle Korczak. However, he is not part of the three youths that escaped the Prince Albert Youth Residence.

“Lock your stuff and keep an eye out for suspicious activity,” Korczak said.