Ottawa man arrested after found drinking stranger’s rum in Chelsea, Que. break-in

MRC des Collines de l’Outaouais police say a man was arrested after breaking into a home and fixing himself a drink of rum early Monday morning.

Police say they were called shortly after 4:15 a.m. by the homeowner.

The man identified himself to the owner and claimed his car broke down earlier and he was just looking for a place to stay. Police arrested him shortly afterwards.

Officers say the suspect stole a car earlier that night, drove to Chelsea and got stuck on the side of Highway 105 near the intersection of Scott Road.

Police say he then broke into two vehicles in front of the residence before making his way inside to the kitchen.

The 29-year-old suspect is wanted for several counts of breach of probation in Ontario. He has yet to be charged by Quebec police.

The suspect is expected to appear in court in Gatineau on Monday.

“Even if you live in a rural area, we strongly suggest that you always lock your vehicle doors and the doors of your home,” say police.

Chelsea is located about 30 minutes northwest of Ottawa.

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