Columbia Valley RCMP responded to two separate break and enters in Windermere over the weekend, as police continue to investigate the circumstances of each incident.
Around 1:30 am on Saturday, November 16, 2019, Columbia Valley RCMP received a report from a Windermere resident that someone had entered their home on Victoria Avenue and fled after they were confronted by the homeowner.
The man was described as being 6 feet tall with a thin build and around 25 years old.
While responding to that reported break an enter, RCMP noticed a man riding on the shoulder of Highway 93/95 in Windermere without a helmet.
“The officer stopped and spoke to the individual and discovered he was breaching his conditions by being away from his residence during his court-ordered curfew,” said Columbia Valley RCMP. “The 26-year-old male was arrested for breaching his conditions and released by a Judicial Justice of the Peace to attend court at a later date.”
RCMP said they continuing their investigation to determine if the man was involved in the reported break and enter at the Victoria Avenue residence.
Later in the day on Saturday, RCMP then received another report of a break and enter in Windermere, this time along Poplar Street.
Investigating the scene, RCMP determined that the suspect gained entry through an unlocked door and took cigarettes, medications, and liquor from the home. Columbia Valley RCMP said they seized several items to examine them forensically in hopes of helping their investigation.
RCMP are reminding the public that they need to lock their homes and vehicles to deter crimes of opportunity.