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  Citizen Alerts Police to Break and Enter Suspect

Nov 29, 2017 11:57 ET

A citizen in Oshawa is being credited for alerting police after he found a man breaking into his home.

On Monday, November 27, 2017, at approximately 1:20 p.m., police were called by a resident in the Grandview Street South and Bloor Street East area of Oshawa who has witnessed a suspect attempting to break into his home. The citizen scared off the suspect but then followed him from a safe distance and watched him attempt to break into other homes.

Responding officers began searching the area and, with the help of a K-9 Unit, including PSD Rogue, the suspect was apprehended hiding inside a residence.

A 16-year-old from Oshawa is charged with Break Enter and Commit/Dwelling House; Break and Enter Dwelling House with Intent x2; Possession of a Schedule I Substance (cocaine); Possession of a Schedule II Substance (cannabis) and Possession of a Schedule III Substance (Xanax).

Anyone with any new information about this incident is asked to contact Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.