Creston home invasion foiled

An immediate response by the Creston RCMP to a report of a home invasion resulted in the arrest of two suspects last Wednesday.

  • Mar. 26, 2013 1:00 p.m.

An immediate response by the Creston RCMP to a report of a home invasion resulted in the arrest of two suspects last Wednesday. The invasion is believed to be drug related.

On March 20 at 9 p.m., Creston RCMP responded a 911 call of a home invasion in progress at a home on 7th Avenue in Creston.

The suspects had fled prior to police arrival and on attendance investigators saw the suspects had discharged a firearm at the door in their attempts failed attempts to gain entry.

A perimeter was set up and officers located two males in the area one hour later. The males matched the description given by the victims and were detained with one of the two attempting to flee.

The Cranbrook Police Dog Service had been requested to assist as the dog team was in the area. Upon hearing that one suspect had fled when stopped, the dog member was able to pick up a track. The fleeing suspect was located by the dog team and arrested. Both subjects were intoxicated at the time of their arrest. The pair remains in custody on unrelated matters.