Home invasion suspects arrested within minutes

Nanaimo, BC – A quick response by Nanaimo RCMP officers resulted in the arrest of 3 persons for a violent home invasion. The three males, ranging in ages from 27 to 40, were arrested within minutes of breaking in to the home on Howard Ave.

On Thursday March 9th officers were called to a residence in the 600 block of Howard Ave for a report of a home invasion in progress. It was reported the 3 males had pushed their way into the home and were apparently searching for a previous tenant. The existing tenants denied any knowledge of this person and in doing so, were assaulted and at one point, allegedly threatened with a machete. Officers entered the home during the melee and arrested the three. No significant injuries were incurred by the victims of the home.

27 year old Kyle MCHUGH, 37 year old Jason FROUDE and 40 year old Steven DESJARLAIS were held in custody and charged with Break and Enter, Assault with a Weapon and Uttering Threats. Both FROUDE and DESJARLAIS were remanded until today, March 14th while MCHUGH has made an appearance in Nanaimo Provincial court and has been remanded again until April 11th.

“This was a violent incident which if not for the fast and effective response shown by B Watch General Duty officers, the residents may have incurred significant injuries. As a result the three males, who are all well-known to police, have been taken off the streets and are being held accountable for their actions,” said Constable Gary O’Brien of the Nanaimo RCMP.

File # 2017-7074

Nanaimo RCMP


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