Friday, June 25, 2010

Bryan James Highet Sentenced For Break and Enter and Theft

A 27 year old male has plead guilty to a break and enter to a realty firm  that occurred in the early morning hours of Wednesday June 24th.

Shortly after 3 AM officers were alerted by an alarm company to a possible break and enter at Remax Realty located at 5148 Metral Drive. Members quickly converged on the scene and found a front door ajar . Police Dog Services were called and a track initiated by Cst Mark Lawson and Razor, lead directly to a nearby residence.

The home was occupied by five individuals who were all detained and later transported to the Nanaimo RCMP Detachment for questioning . The members involved continued with their investigation and an hour later located a male walking along Metral Drive towards the house in question. This male was also taken into custody. With the assistance of Razor, a packsack was located meters from where the male was stopped. A search of it found a computer monitor and a variety of tools commonly used in breaking into homes and businesses. These tools consisted of a vise grip, bolt cutters, cutting torches and a flashlight.

The persons removed from the home ,all adults, were later released from custody with no charges against them. The 27 year old male however was remanded into custody on charges of break and enter, theft under $5000 dollars and possession of break in tools. Officers continued with the investigation through out the night and were able to retrieve from an undisclosed location,several laptops stolen from the same business.

On Friday morning Bryan James HIGHET appeared before a Nanaimo Provincial court judge and entered a guilty plea for break and enter. He was sentenced to six months jail time.
” This incident is similar to other recently reported crimes were businesses were targeted for laptops. At this time though we do not have any evidence to suggest this individual is involved in those” said Constable Gary O’Brien, media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.

If anyone has information on the break ins to various financial institutions in Nanaimo, they are asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.You can also go online to www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com

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