A man arrested for burglary on Tuesday pleaded guilty Thursday when he appeared in Summary Court.

Brian Percival Rankine, 48, admitted entering a residence on John McLean Drive as a trespasser with intent to steal. That offense occurred on Monday, April 23, during daylight hours.

A woman who was in the home discovered him and he fled. She recognized him and a report was made to police.

The next day Mr. Rankine was arrested at his own home. During the arrest, he was alleged to have used threatening, abusive or insulting language or behavior to a police officer.

In court, Mr. Rankine told Magistrate Valdis Foldats he was guilty of the burglary and guilty of consuming cocaine. He asked to be allowed to apply to the Drug Rehabilitation Court.

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Crown counsel Garcia Kelly was asked to review the charge of causing harassment, alarm or distress to the officer.

No bail application was made for the defendant, who was represented by attorney Neil Kumar.

The magistrate remanded Mr. Rankine in custody until Thursday, May 17.

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