Stratford man arrested after breaking into a salvage yard and fleeing from police on foot

A 32-year-old Stratford man is facing break and enter, possession of stolen property, and obstruction charges.

Stratford Police Service

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Police arrested a 32-year-old Stratford man following an attempted break and enter at a Stratford salvage yard and a subsequent foot chase Thursday morning.

According to Stratford Police, officers responded to a complaint at 8:20 a.m. of a man in a white pickup truck with broken windows parked outside Lorne Avenue Salvage at the corner of Lorne Avenue and Romeo Street South in Stratford.

On arrival, police found the man had allegedly broken into the salvage yard and was moving items around inside. As officers entered the yard, police say the man jumped the fence at the opposite end and fled on foot.

Police found the suspect on the Stratford Municipal Golf Course, where he allegedly provided a false name before once again fleeing on foot.

Ultimately, officers arrested the suspect and determined the pickup truck he had been driving was reported stolen in Waterloo on Sept. 6 while the licence plates on the truck had been stolen from a business in Mississauga. Police also found stolen property and a syringe they believe to contain methamphetamine inside the truck.

As a result of their investigation, police charged Craig Somerville with break and enter, possession of stolen property, obstructing police, resisting arrest, breach of recognizance, and breach of probation. He was held in custody to attend a bail hearing on Sept. 13.