Homeowner stops break-in

Nanaimo RCMP have one man in custody after a scuffle in the 400 block of Janes Place.

Nanaimo RCMP have one man in custody after a scuffle in the 400 block of Janes Place at about 2 a.m. Monday morning.

Neighbours looked out their window to see a nearby homeowner pinning a man to the ground after the man had tried to break into his trailer. The neighbours immediately called police.

During the struggle the homeowner was bitten deeply three times by the accused, but he managed to retain the man until the police showed up.

The suspect, charged with assault causing bodily harm and mischief, appeared before a judge on Monday.