Man goes on drunken break-and-enter spree in Lindsay

Peterborough, ON, Canada / (CHEXTV)

An 18-year-old Alliston man was arrested early Friday morning after he went on a drunken break-and-enter spree at homes and a business in Lindsay.

Police say around 2:25 a.m. they were contacted about an alarm at a downtown hardware store. They discovered someone had entered through the front doors, knocked a monitor off of a desk and then proceeded to ransack one aisle of the store.

Police say later a window of a door at a Russell St. W. apartment building was smashed, waking a couple and their 2 year old son.

A suspect was confronted by another resident and then fled before police arrived.

Police say 45 minutes later, the same suspect returned to the building and climbed onto the roof. He then tossed a brick through a bedroom window of another apartment where a couple and their young daughter were sleeping.

The suspect was again chased away from the apartment by a resident.

Then around 3:25 a.m, police were contacted by residents of a Devan Court complex about someone breaking into their apartment. The suspect allegedly removed a bottle of plum sauce from the fridge and spread it about the apartment. Police say he also urinated in the shoes of the apartment owner.

Around 3:30 a.m., a police officer observed a man climbing a fence into a yard on Albert St. South. He matched the description of the suspect in the earlier incidents. Police stated he appeared “very intoxicated.”

Nicholas Harkness, 18, of Alliston, Ont., was arrested and charged with two counts of break and enter with intent; three counts of mischief under $5000.00 and two counts of prowl by night.

He will appear in the Lindsay court on April 13.

Police are asking that anyone who may have more information regarding these incidents, please contact them at 705-324-5252 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222.TIPS(8477) or at

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