Police arrested a suspect on the scene while investigating a break and enter at Yellowknife's Nova Court hotel and apartments.

RCMP were in a hotel room at Nova Court Saturday afternoon, investigating a report of a possible break and enter when they heard a noise at the balcony door.

The suspect was arrested, and police found some of the resident's personal items in his pockets.

Andre Mambweni Mpika of Alberta has been charged with seven offences, including breaking and entering, possession of property obtained by crime, and two counts of failing to comply with a probation order.

He is out on bail in Alberta, and will be back in court in Yellowknife on Oct. 22.