A 15-year-old boy has appeared before a Scarborough Magistrate, charged with burglarising the home of a 50-year-old woman, of Union Village, on Thursday 29th March, 2018.
The minor appeared before Magistrate Annette McKenzie on Tuesday 3rd April, 2018, where he pled not guilty to the offence and was released on his own bond.
The matter has been adjourned to Tuesday 24th April, 2018.
The victim secured her home at around10 pm on Wednesday 27th March, 2018, and retired to bed.
Around 1:45am the following day, the victim was awakened by noises and observed the minor, whom she knows, in her bedroom.
She quickly raised an alarm and her son and a neighbour held the boy until Scarborough police arrived.
The minor was subsequently arrested and conveyed to the Scarborough Police Station, where he was later charged by WPC Linda Joefield, of the Scarborough Criminal Investigations Department.