News

Suspect busted after attempting restaurant break-in

One can only speculate about what motivated a suspect, caught with marijuana on his person, to try breaking into a restaurant.

Jason Paul Klughart, 23, of Nanaimo, was scheduled to appear in Nanaimo provincial court Friday after he allegedly attempted to break into Original Joe's Restaurant and Bar in Country Club Centre.

Police were alerted just before 6:30 a.m. Thursday when a witness called 911 about a man with his face covered who was trying to break through the restaurant's exterior glass patio doors.

When police arrived a few minutes later, the accused fled on his bicycle, which resulted in a 40-minute long bicycle/foot chase involving multiple police officers and an RCMP dog services team.

Klughart was found hiding under a tarp on the patio of another restaurant nearby.

A search of Klughart's clothing turned up a small quantity of marijuana.

Klughart faces charges including one count of attempted break and enter, disguise with intent, resisting arrest and possession of marijuana.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Legal aid gets rare boost for family cases
 
Cyclists dominate Nanaimo Commuter Challenge
 
Happy Valentine’s Day personified
Tour de Rock rolls into Alberni
 
Lights set to twinkle on Cowichan waters
 
The Week — Oct. 25: Exam is least of your worries

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 30 edition online now. Browse the archives.