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Man with hammer arrested in Errington home

A transient man is in court this week after breaking into two Errington-area homes and acting erratically over the long weekend.

Oceanside RCMP report the 33-year-old man, whose name has not yet been released pending a court appearance, was arrested in a home, armed with a hammer. The man, say police, is believed to have broken into another home earlier in the evening of May 22. He was arrested without incident.

Police were alerted to the incident in a 911 call that allegedĀ  man was being chased by other men armed with machine guns. This turned out to be false. As did rumours of a man armed with a gun.

Police state the man in question was believed to be taking drugs, of no fixed address, and "was not acting rationally."

No one in the two homes entered were threatened.

Charges of break, enter and theft have, and breach of probation been recommended by police to Crown counsel. The man appears in court today (May 24) in Nanaimo.

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