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Suspect Identified in Break and Enter and Arrest Made


Broadcast time: 7:20 AM

Date: November 23, 2022

On the evening of November 14, 2022, suspects attended a gated and locked compound on Green Street, in the City of Sarnia. The suspects proceeded to cut a hole in the fence and entered the compound at approximately 10:20 PM. While in the compound the suspects entered a trailer and stole a number of power tools in excess of several thousand dollars in value.

Fortunately, the compound is monitored by video surveillance and officers were able to identify one of the suspects from the video.

On November 15, 2022, the suspect was arrested without incident and as a result property from the break and enter was recovered and returned to the owner.

The accused, Michael Jason Vail, 45 years of age, of Sarnia, faces the following charges:

  1. Break and Enter
  2. Theft Over $5000
  3. Failing to comply with a release order

Vail’s first court appearance will be on December 15, 2022, 9:30 AM, at the Sarnia Lambton Court House, 700 North Christina Street.


Constable Giovanni Sottosanti

Media Officer

Tel: 519-344-8861 Ext 6168

Email: 168@police.sarnia.on.ca