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Nelson Police

Charges dismissed in Fairview break-in

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a 21-year-old Nelson man accused of breaking into a Fairview home with a weapon.

Criminal charges have been dismissed against a 21-year-old Nelson man accused of breaking into a Fairview home with a weapon.

The man appeared in provincial court last week and was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Police responded after a woman reported an intruder in her home.

When officers arrived, they found the suspect sitting at a computer desk and took him into custody without incident.

Before entering the home, the young man allegedly placed two dogs in the woman’s vehicle, and upon entering, took off some of his clothes and put on clothes belonging to the complainant’s husband.