Beaver Bank man charged after break-and-enter

(RCMP file photo)

BEAVER BANK: A 30-year-old Beaver Bank man has been charged with several offences after a brazen break-and-enter into the home of a female acquaintance on August 19.

Cpl. Jen Clarke with N.S. RCMP said police responded to a call at 11:15 p.,m. on August 19 after a woman heard a noise in the kitchen of her home.

“When she got up to investigate, she found a male acquaintance standing in the hallway of her home, near a bedroom,” said Cpl. Clarke. “The man entered the home through the bedroom window.”

The victim told the man to leave her home which he did. No one else was present at the time and no one was hurt during the incident.

Cpl. Clarke said the woman called the police and the suspect was arrested a short time later by Lower Sackville RCMP near the home. Police located break-in tools on him during his arrest.

The man was held in custody overnight and appearing in Halifax Provincial Court on August 20.

James Christian Douglas Nelson has been charged with break-and-enter; mischief; possession of break-in instruments and breach of recognizance. He was released from custody on conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on September 24.

The investigation is ongoing.