Windsor Police have charged a 20-year-old man after a number of vehicles were broken into early Saturday morning in the South Walkerville area.
Just after 3:00 am officers responded to the 2400 block of Windermere Road for a report of two male suspects breaking into parked vehicles and stealing loose change from these vehicles. A resident of the 2400 block of Windermere Road said he had seen two males with a flashlight rummaging around inside her neighbour’s vehicle.
As the responding officers arrived in the area, the suspects saw the police cruiser and ran westbound in the alley toward Lincoln Road. One of the officers exited the cruiser and pursued one of the suspects on foot as he ran northbound on Lincoln Road, while the second suspect ran southbound on Lincoln, but was lost by the officers.
Officers located one of the suspects attempting to hide between two houses in the 1600 block of Ypres Street where he was arrested without incident. During a subsequent search of the suspect, officers located a quantity of loose change in his pants pocket. Police report that five cars in the 2400 block Windermere Road had been entered and loose change stolen from them.
Police have charged 20-year-old Kamil Michael Sroj of Windsor with Prowling at Night on Another Person’s Property.
The second suspect is still outstanding and is described as a white male, 20 years, 5’6″, 150 lbs, wearing all dark clothing and a dark toque.
Anyone with any information regarding the identity of the second suspect is asked to call Windsor Police Investigations at 519-255-6700 ext 4830 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 519-258-TIPS (8477).
Windsor Police Service are reminding vehicle owners to keep their vehicles locked while not in use and to keep all valuables including loose change from plain view within the vehicle.