May 7, 2019 7:48 am

Homeowner confronts suspect in Oxford County break-and-enter: OPP

Police said a suspect allegedly broke into a shop on the property on Culloden Line.

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Oxford County OPP say a homeowner managed to take down a suspect who allegedly broke into a shop on their property on Monday morning.

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It was between 3:30 a.m. and 3:45 a.m. when a man went to an address on Culloden Line and allegedly broke into a shop on the property, police said.

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The homeowner confronted the suspect and they got into a verbal confrontation which police said escalated into a physical fight.

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The suspect took off and the homeowner followed, according to police. There was another physical altercation before the suspect was subdued, officers said.

Police arrived on scene and took a 45-year-old man from Woodstock into custody.

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He faces a number of charges including break-and-enter, assault and possession of a firearm or ammunition contrary to a prohibition order.

The OPP is reminding everyone to be aware of their personal safety and call 911 if a crime is in progress.

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