Police accuse 30-year-old Sarnia man of home invasion

Arrest followed New Year's Day incident involving weapons

Sarnia Police have identified a 30-year-old Sarnia man who they say was involved in a New Year’s Day home invasion on Overlea Crescent and who was arrested in a coordinated effort with the Ontario Provincial Police on Alexandra Street in Point Edward.

The arrested individual faces numerous counts of break and enter, assault with a weapon (pepper spray and a firearm), mischief, breach of recognizance and theft under $5,000.

“This incident was not a random act,” said Sarnia Police in a news release. “The persons involved were known to each other. Three weapons used in the home invasion have been recovered including a knife, pepper spray and a camouflaged Winchester 12 gauge pump action shotgun.”

A handgun allegedly used in this case remains unaccounted for, according to Police, who added that the investigation is ongoing.

Police are appealing to anyone who may have witnessed the matter or may have any information to share with respect to this incident.  Two male suspects in connection with this case have not yet been identified.  Police are also attempting to locate the lawful owner of the shotgun described and gGun owners are being asked to check their inventory for any missing firearms.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Constable Tristen Vosburg at (519) 344-8861, ext. 6187 or Lambton County Crimestoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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