By Matthew D’Asti
(WINDSOR, ON) – On July 7, Windsor Police responded to a commercial alarm at the front door of Gia Nails, at 4781 Wyandotte Street East, and at The Bird’s De adjacent. Officers discovered that the front door’s locking mechanism had been tampered with, and learned that a small quantity of cash had been taken from each business.
Checking neighbouring businesses, police discovered damage to the door lock of Pizza Plus, located in the 4600 block of Wyandotte Street East, and that the cash register had been removed.
A witness contacted police and advised them that they had observed a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Raymo. The vehicle was stopped and the driver had removed a cash register and various papers from the trunk.
Police arrived at the location on Raymo and recovered a cash register. They were able to confirm it was the one taken from the Pizza Plus break in.
The vehicle information they were provided with was run and police received the name of a potential suspect. Officers familiar with the suspect viewed video from the Pizza Plus break and enter and were able to confirm his identity.
The suspect had an arrest warrant on file, in relation to a previous break and enter investigation in the 1100 block of Wyandotte Street East. Round 11:30 am on July 7, police found the suspect in the yard of a residence located in the 700 block of Lincoln Road. He was arrested by officers from the Target Based Unit, without incident.
Peter Aston, 49 years of age from Windsor, is charged with four counts of Break and Enter.
Police are continuing to investigate several other commercial break and enters in the Walkerville area.