Georgina man facing handful of charges following attempted break-in

A Georgina man is facing a handful of charges after police were called to Lindsay home during an attempted break-in.

According to the Kawartha Lakes Police Service, officers were called to a residence on Mill Street around 7:40 a.m. Tuesday (March 31).

“A male known to the resident and an unknown female were reportedly banging on doors at this location. After an argument between the two, the female left the area and the male continued to bang on doors before leaving the area,” reads a media release.

“Out of concern, the resident barricaded the door, fearing the male’s return. The male did return, he began knocking and kicking causing damage to the door attempting to gain entry before leaving the area.”

Police say the resident exited the home and used a saw to cut wood to secure the door.

“The male returned again, picked up the circular saw and began cutting through the door to gain entry. Police were called, officers located the male in the backyard at the residence,” reads a media release.

“The male dropped a knife in his possession and fled. The suspect damaged a neighbouring fence attempting to flee from pursuing officer. The suspect was apprehended after a short foot pursuit.”

Justin Rentrop, 34, has been charged with possession of break in instruments, possession of weapon for dangerous purpose, two counts of mischief under $5,000 and failing to comply with probation order.

He was held in custody pending a bail hearing.

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