Youth arrested while sleeping in vacant house

A youth arrested while sleeping in a vacant house in Red Deer on Thursday had 11 outstanding arrest warrants from Fort McMurray, RCMP said Friday.

A youth arrested while sleeping in a vacant house in Red Deer on Thursday had 11 outstanding arrest warrants from Fort McMurray, RCMP said Friday.

Const. Chris Kosack of City RCMP said police responded to a report of a house being broken into in the Morrisroe area about 9 a.m.

A witness is alleged to have seen the suspect sleeping in a vacant house.

Police took a 16-year-old into custody without incident.

The youth, whose identity is protected under terms of the Youth Criminal Justice Act, is charged in Red Deer with single counts of forcible entry and failing to comply with conditions of a court order.

He will appear in Red Deer youth court on Feb. 3.