Update: Arrest made after a home invasion in Sarnia

Sarnia Police Service officials allege: On April 10, 2024 at 3:15 a.m. the Sarnia Police Service responded to a home invasion in the 300 block of Exmouth Street in the City of Sarnia.

A male approached the patio of the victim’s residence, carrying a large paper bag.

The accused jumped onto the balcony, smashed the glass door, and entered the victim’s apartment.

The victim confronted the intruder and was violently attacked.

The 46-year-old male victim suffered a large laceration to his head, along with cuts and scrapes to his hands and knees.

He was treated at hospital and later released.

The bag carried by the intruder contained yard waste (leaves).

Nothing was taken from the victim’s residence during this unprovoked attack.

During this investigation Sarnia Police released images of the suspect.

As a result of multiple tips received from the suspect, police were able to positively identify the accused.

Police investigators located him on April 13, 2024 and placed him under arrest.

At the time of this offence, he was out on bail for multiple offences including violence and failure to comply with court imposed conditions.

The 27-year-old Sarnia man, has been held for bail on the following charges:

– CC 348(1)(b) Break, Enter a Place – commit indictable offence

– CC 430(4) Mischief Under $5,000

– CC 267(b) Assault Causing Bodily Harm

– CC 267(a) Assault with a Weapon

“Seemingly random attacks, including those where the motives may be unclear, are a critical public safety priority for SPS,” stated Chief Derek Davis, in a media release.

“Investigative resources were dedicated to this incident and the person responsible quickly identified. Often these types of calls are rooted in complex mental health, addiction or social issues. While community safety and law enforcement remains our top priorities, the SPS will continue to collaboratively address underlying causes of crime and disorder through referrals, partnerships and facilitating access to community resources.”

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