Harriston daylight break-in foiled; local man charged

HARRISTON – A Harriston man has been charged in connection with an attempted daylight break-in here.

On Jan. 16 at about 10:40am Wellington County OPP officers responded to a residence on Jessie Street in Harriston.

Police say a resident of the house observed a man trying to break in through a back door.

“The complainant yelled at the male, at which time he fled on foot,” police stated in a press release. “Officers set up a perimeter and tracked the suspect through the snow, apprehending him a short time later.”

Lawrence Cain, 37, of Harriston, was charged with break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence. He is to appear in Guelph court on Feb. 19.