Nelson police are telling residents to lock their doors and windows after a woman in Uphill caught a man on her backyard patio early Sunday.
Sgt. Paul Burkart says the woman walked into the kitchen and called for her husband, who yelled at the unknown man. He in turn ran off the patio and climbed a steep hill around Fort Sheppard Drive.
“It appears that the man was on the patio for some time, possibly overnight,” Burkart says.
The woman believes he tried to open their back door, which was locked.
The man is described as early 20s, with short sandy blond hair and a scraggly beard. He had a slight build and appeared to be wearing a dark suit jacket and white shirt.