The Cobourg Police have arrested a man for being unlawfully in a dwelling after responding to a break and enter in progress.
On Saturday the 1st of September, 2018, at approximately 9:30 am, police responded to a residence in the downtown area for a report of a man who had entered a residence and stole a jar full of change. Police located the man a short time later and placed him under arrest. Police were able to recover the stolen property which was returned to the owner.
As a result of the police investigation, 40 year old Vincent Stephens of Peterborough was charged with being unlawfully in a dwelling, theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation under the Criminal Code and released with an upcoming court date.
The Cobourg Police Service is reminding everyone to keep the doors to their residences locked at all times, even when they are at home.