Kawartha Lakes Police were kept busy last night after an 18 year old man allegedly went on a bender, breaking into a number of homes and a business in the downtown Lindsay area.
Police say the it all started at 2:25 a.m when a downtown hardware store alarm went off. When police arrived, they discovered that someone had allegedly entered the store through the front doors, knocked a monitor off of a desk and then proceeded to ransack one aisle of the store. The suspect was not located at the store.
A short time later they got a call from a Russell Street West apartment building where a window had been smashed out of a door to an apartment where a couple were sleeping along with their 2-year-old son. A male suspect was confronted by another resident and then fled before police arrived. About forty-five minutes later he is said to have returned to the building and made his way onto the roof. Once on the roof, he located a brick and threw it through the bedroom window of another apartment, where a couple and their young daughter were sleeping. He was again chased away from the apartment by a resident.
Police continued to search for the man when they got a call at 3:25 a.m. by residents of a Devan Court complex when they heard someone break into their apartment. While inside the apartment the man removed a bottle of plum sauce from the fridge and spread it about the apartment. When the owner of the apartment tried to get their shoes on to pursue the man they found that the man had urinated in them.
At 3:30 a.m. a Kawartha Lakes Police officer says they saw the man climbing a fence into a yard on Albert Street South. The man was found to be very intoxicated when he was arrested according to police .
18 year old Nicholas Harkness of Alliston is charged with two counts of Break and Enter With Intent, three counts of Mischief Under $5000.00 and two counts of Prowl By Night.