A 41-year-old man from Canmore who had nine outstanding warrants has been arrested by Canmore RCMP and is facing another string of charges after police caught him attempting to break into a home he had entered once before.

On Tuesday, police were alerted to a break-and-enter in progress at a residence in Lincoln Park.

"The homeowner walked in on the suspect and chased him, alerting RCMP to his location. A foot pursuit ensued and RCMP arrested the suspect a short time later. Investigation into this break and enter revealed that the same suspect entered that residence unlawfully the day before as well."

Mounties said that the man had also been involved in numerous rental fraud investigations in Canmore, dating back to 2018. The man would place an ad on Kijiji to rent out a property in Canmore, and when a victim would send the damage deposit to the suspect, he would either cut off communication with them or when the victim arrived at the address they believe they had rented, it would be occupied and not owned by the suspect.

Dayne Keith Hoknes has been charged with two counts of Break and Enter to a Residence, one count of Resisting Arrest as well as Failing to comply with conditions. As a result of the investigations into the rental frauds, police have also charged him with nine counts of Fraud under $50,0000.

At the time of his arrest, he had seven outstanding warrants from Canmore, as well as one warrant from Banff, and another from Chestermere.

After a Judicial Interim Release Hearing, Hoknes was remanded into custody and will be appearing in the Alberta Court of Justice in Canmore on Wednesday.

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