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Arrest Made in Early Morning Home Invasion


Broadcast Time:    5:00 pm            Date: Sunday October 22nd, 2023

The Sarnia Police Service has arrested a male suspect for an early morning home invasion.

Shortly after 4:30 am, on October 22, 2023 the suspect broke into a residence on Afton Drive in the City of Sarnia. While inside the residence, the suspect encountered the occupants (2 adult victims) and threatened them with a hammer, while demanding their valuables.

The suspect fled the area and as a result of a quick and coordinated effort by responding officers, he was arrested a short time later.

The victims were not physically injured during this interaction.

Dan Plain (33) of Sarnia has been charged and is being held pending a bail hearing for the following criminal offences:

  • Break and Enter
  • Robbery with a weapon x2
  • Assault with a weapon x2
  • Possession of a weapon for a dangerous purpose
  • Disguise with intent
  • Utter threats x2
  • Breach of Probation x2

At the time of his arrest, the suspect was bound by two separate probation orders for similar offences.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact investigators with the Sarnia Police Service-Criminal Investigations Division at 519-344-8861.

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Tips can be submitted anonymously to Crimes Stoppers at 519-332-TIPS (8477) or online at: https://www.p3tips.com/tipform.aspx?ID=314

General Information on Bail Hearings:

Held for bail” means the police chose to not release an accused person back into the community. However, as the police cannot hold a person in custody for longer than 24 hours, we are required to send them to bail court, where they will have a bail hearing. There, the presiding judge or Justice of the Peace will decide on whether the person should be released into the community or not.

Released on bail” means the police held them in custody, but a subsequent release decision by the courts was made.

The bail system provides a framework to oversee and put limits on police custody. It is governed by legislation including the Criminal Code of Canada.

Released by:

A/S/Sgt. Kent Jamieson

Tel: 519-344-8861, extension 5271

Email: 221@police.sarnia.on.ca

For media inquiries during business hours, please contact: mediarelations@police.sarnia.on.ca

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