An alert citizen helped West Shore RCMP arrest a man last night at around 8:00 pm, after they received a report of a break and enter in progress at a vacant home on Helmcken Rd, near Watkiss Way in View Royal. Initial reports stated the suspect, a man dressed in black, kicked-in the back door of the house.

West Shore RCMP responded quickly and arrested a known prolific offender of no fixed address.

The man was held in custody and set for telebail on May 8, 2015. He is facing charges of Unlawfully in a Dwelling house and Possession of Methamphetamine.

“Prolific offenders remain a priority for the RCMP. Public awareness is key is helping us identifying and arrest those prolific offenders,” states Cst. Alex BERUBE, spokesperson for the West Shore RCMP Detachment.

Anyone with information are asked to contact the West Shore RCMP at or CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIP.