Woman finds uninvited guest in her home at night

Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia

News release

At 11:15 p.m. on August 19, 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. The man entered the home through a 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. She called the police and the suspect, a 30-year-old from Beaverbank, 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.