Saanich police credit a resident for quick thinking to keep an indecent act crime from becoming something more serious.
On Jan. 9 just after 12:30 a.m. a resident inside their home noticed a man looking in through a sliding glass door. The stranger removed his pants and began committing an indecent act, Saanich police said in a release. The man walked toward the door and reached for the handle when the resident quickly locked it from inside.
The man ran away.
Officers and the Integrated Canine Section located a man in the 4300-block of Tyndall Avenue. He was arrested and held in custody to appear before court that morning.
Sherwin Batley, 41, faces charges of break and enter and committing an indecent act.
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