Homeowner in rural Sask. subdues would-be burglar
A would-be burglar is to appear in a Fort Qu'Appelle, Sask., court Thursday after being caught in the act of a farmhouse break-in on the weekend, police said.
The burglary attempt occurred in the early hours of Sunday morning at a rural residence in the Cupar area, about 80 kilometres northeast of Regina, according to the Fort Qu'Appelle RCMP.
The residents of the home were awoken by noises and discovered two men inside the house. One of the two was holding some of the residents' belongings.
The homeowner confronted the men, one of whom scooted out of the house and fled on foot.
The other man became aggressive, but the homeowner got the upper hand and was able to subdue him, police said.
The homeowner kept the burglar under control until police arrived. Officers arrested a man they identified as Travis Noname, 30, of Regina.
A police dog was called in to look for the other man, with no luck.
Noname was briefly taken to hospital, but police did not specify what he was treated for. He remains in police custody.
He is set to appear in provincial court in Fort Qu'Appelle on Thursday to face charges of breaking and entering, assault and uttering threats.
The second suspect in the case is still at large and police are asking for the public's help to identify that man. Anyone with information can call Crimestoppers at1-800-222-8477.