Suspect arrested in connection to string of break-ins at businesses in Windsor


A suspect has been arrested in connection to a string of break-ins at commercial businesses throughout Windsor.

Windsor Police's Target Base Unit launched an investigation following multiple reports of commercial break-ins and attempted break-ins that occurred between Nov. 18 and Nov. 27, 2023. In all but one incident, the suspect smashed the glass of the business to gain entry. 

Police say that during one incident, over $10,000 in designer sunglasses were stolen from a business in the 7700 block of Wyandotte Street East. 

In two other incidents, entry was not gained but the business sustained damage during the attempt. 

On Dec. 1, members of the Problem-Oriented Policing Unit and Emergency Services Unit located and arrested a suspect at a residence in the 600 block of Charles Street. 

A 37-year-old Windsor man is charged with two counts of break and enter to a business, two counts of attempted break and enter at a place other than a dwelling, theft under $5,000, four counts of wearing a face mask or disguise and three counts of operation of a motor vehicle while prohibited.

The suspect was also arrested on outstanding warrants for an unrelated investigation.  

Police say this remains an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Target Base Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4350. You can also contact Windsor and Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at