A 45-year-old man has been charged after a break-in at a Rhodes Drive business.

Officers and the canine unit were dispatched to a business located in the 4800 block of Rhodes Drive for a break and enter in progress on Friday at 1:15 a.m. 

Information was received that a suspect was inside the fenced-in compound.

Officers arrived and saw a suspect running toward the exit. 

Police say the suspect stopped when he observed the area was surrounded by patrol officers and a Canine Unit.  He was then arrested without incident.

Officers saw items belonging to the property owner that appeared to have been moved by the suspect in preparation for a theft.

Dean McDowell, a 45-year-old man with ties to British Columbia, is charged with break and enter.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Windsor Police at 519-255-6700 ext. 4350, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at www.catchcrooks.com.