BARRIE -- A 34-year-old man is facing break and enter charges after homeowners found him sitting in their garage drinking a beer, police say.

Police say homeowners returned to their home on Rose Point Road in Seguin Township around 7:30 a.m. on July 30.

According to police, the family believes the man was even inside their home "as the interior was disturbed."

Police say 34-year-old Shane Sauder now faces multiple charges including

  • Break and enter dwelling house - commit indictable offence, contrary to Section 348(1)(b) of the Criminal Code (CC),
  • Unlawfully in a dwelling house, contrary to Section 348(1) CC,
  • Mischief - interfere with any person in the lawful use, enjoyment or operation of property - under $5000, contrary to Section 430(4) CC, and
  • Theft under $5000, contrary to Section 344(b) CC.

He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear in a Parry Sound court on August 5.