Quick RCMP response leads to three arrests in Nanaimo home invasion

By Dan Marshall
March 15, 2017 - 8:43am Updated: March 15, 2017 - 9:47am

NANAIMO — Three people have been arrested after what Nanaimo Mounties describe as a violent home invasion.

The alleged incident happened last Thursday on Howard Ave. and the suspects were arrested within three minutes of breaking into the home, police say.

Nanaimo RCMP say three men pushed their way into a residence in the 600 block searching for a previous tenant. 

The existing tenants denied any knowledge of this person before they were allegedly assaulted and threatened with a machete. 

Police arrived at the home during the scuffle and arrested the three suspects. 

There were no significant injuries reported.

Kyle McHugh, 27, Jason Froude, 37, and Steven Desjarlais, 40, have been charged with break and enter, assault with a weapon and uttering threats.

Froude and McHugh made an appearance in Nanaimo Provincial Court and will be held in custody until April 11, while Desjarlais has been released with conditions.

The suspects are known to police.


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