(WINDSOR, ON) – On Sunday afternoon, Windsor Police was dispatched to a vacant house in the 1000 block of Pelissier Street for a break and enter in progress. A citizen had reported that they had seen a man carrying a backpack remove a piece of plywood from a window and make his way into the home.
Officers arrived and set up containment around the building. They found fresh damage to the window and learned the man was still inside the house. They then saw a man matching the given description on the rooftop of a home south of the original address.
The homeowner of the second house was unaware of the man on his roof and he escorted the officers to the second floor where they attempted to talk the suspect into coming inside. The man refused and ran toward the other side of the roof.
At this time the officers feared for the man’s safety and one officer went onto the roof while the other went to a nearby window to try and talk to the man.
The man appeared to the officers as if he was disorientated and going in and out of consciousness. Both officers grabbed a hold of the man and together were able to secure him until Windsor Fire and Rescue arrived on scene with a bucket ladder.
Windsor Fire personnel assisted in transporting the man safely to the ground. He was placed under arrest without further incident.
Upon searching the man officers located tools commonly used for break-ins, including a crowbar, as well as a round of ammunition. The man was found to be bound by two probation orders not to possess ammunition.
Kenneth Ross, 27, from Windsor, was charged with unlawfully being in a dwelling, possession of break and enter tools, and two counts of breach of probation.