Teen arrested after Granger break in

RCMP have arrested a teenager after a Granger resident woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of someone breaking in to their home. Police were called to the house around 6 a.m.

RCMP have arrested a teenager after a Granger resident woke up Sunday morning to the sounds of someone breaking in to their home.

Police were called to the house around 6 a.m. Sunday morning after the resident woke up to the noise.

“It is undoubtedly disturbing to have your residence broken into,” Const. Julia Fox said in a press release.

“In this case, the homeowner did the right thing by calling police immediately.”

The suspect allegedly took keys from the home and took off in the resident’s vehicle.

Whitehorse RCMP located the stolen vehicle a short time later, and arrested an 18-year-old from Whitehorse who was found behind the wheel, the release says.

The teen has been charged with breaking and entering into a residence, theft of a motor vehicle, impaired operation of a motor vehicle and uttering threats.

Police are not releasing the suspect’s name or gender. The accused is currently facing other unrelated charges under the Youth Criminal Justice Act.

The suspect was remanded in custody and is scheduled to be in court next on Jan. 27.

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