Break and enter suspect caught in the act

Sarnia Police Headquarters on Christina Street. December 6, 2018. (Photo by Colin Gowdy, BlackburnNews)

Sarnia police say a break and enter suspect was caught in the act in broad daylight Saturday.

At around 2:30 p.m., police were called to a residence being renovated in the 300 block of London Road.

The caller told police he went to the home and found the suspect dressed in black and in possession of a tool bag. He later noticed that copper wiring had been cut and there was no power to the building.

Just before 3 p.m., officers found the suspect, who was still carrying the tool bag.

He was arrested without incident, and police allegedly seized a small amount of methamphetamine.

Rheal Charles Galipeau, 32, of Sarnia is charged with break and enter, mischief over $5,000, possession of methamphetamine, and failing to comply with an undertaking.

The accused’s first court appearance is set for December 8, at the Sarnia Courthouse.