During the early morning hours of December 25th, a Medicine Hat family received a very unpleasant surprise when they were awakened to a male subject who had found his way into the couples residence in the neighborhood of Church Court Southeast. Once inside the residence, the intruder caused damage to the residence in an amount not exceeding $5000.00. Owners of the residence promptly called 911 and patrols officers subsequently took the suspect into custody without incident. It is suspected the 43 year old male suspect was under the influence of illicit drugs at the time of the offence and he is not known to the owners of the residence. The suspect is facing charges of break and enter and commit mischief under $5000.00 and will be released for court at a later date.
Patrol Staff Sergeant