Kawartha Lakes Police were called to a Glenelg Street East home at 12:10 a.m. Saturday (Aug. 8) after a disturbance reportedly erupted between the homeowner and a visitor. During the incident, police say the visiting man produced a replica firearm from a backpack he was carrying and threatened to shoot the homeowner.
The man fled the residence on foot and allegedly broke into a home a short distance away on Kent Street East, waking a sleeping occupant.
Police say the man assaulted the occupant after they confronted him, stole property from the home and again, fled on foot.
An officer found the man hiding in a nearby backyard and, following a short foot chase, arrested him.
Nathan Ian Richards, 20, is charged with uttering threats to cause bodily harm, possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose, break and enter with intent to commit an indictable offence, assault, theft under $5000, possession of property obtained by crime under $5000, mischief to property and failing to comply with the conditions of his probation order.
The accused was held in custody to attend a bail hearing on Sunday (Aug. 9).
Investigators believe the accused may have discarded stolen property in the area of Simcoe Street, between Kent Street East and Russell Street. If a homeowner discovers suspicious property around their residence, they are encouraged to contact the Kawartha Lakes Police Service immediately at 705-324-5252 and speak with an officer.