Forest homeowner takes down alleged thief on New Year’s Day

OPP cruiser. (Photo courtesy of @OPP_WR via Twitter)

A homeowner in Forest helped police nab an alleged thief on New Year’s Day.

Lambton OPP were called at around 11:15 a.m. on Friday for a break and enter in progress on James Street North.

Police say the homeowner chased the suspect on foot and was holding them on the ground, awaiting their arrival.

A 28-year-old Forest man is charged with break and enter and is scheduled to appear in court on February 8.