Suspect arrested for break and enter

Windsor Police Service News Update
  January 11, 2024
Case #: 23-148905
Suspect arrested for break and enter

The Windsor Police Service has arrested a suspect who broke into one house and attempted to break into another earlier this month.

On December 31, 2023, the suspect forced his way through the front door of a house in the 7800 block of Hawthorne Drive. When confronted by the homeowner, the suspect threw a chair at the homeowner before fleeing the scene. On 
January 1, 2024, this same suspect attempted to gain entry into another house in the 7700 block of Hawthorne Drive, but was unsuccessful.

On January 10, 2024, the Windsor Police Target Base Unit located and arrested Benjamin Carter, 27, in relation to these incidents.  He was charged with:
Break and enter 
Attempted break and enter
Assault with a weapon
Mischief causing property damage
Wearing a disguise with intent to commit an indictable offence 
Failure to comply with a release order (x 2)
Breach of probation (x 2)

The victim did not suffer any injuries.

This is an ongoing investigation and further charges are anticipated.

Anyone with information about the incident is urged to call the Windsor Police Target Base Unit at 519-255-6700, ext. 4350. They can also contact Windsor & Essex County Crime Stoppers anonymously at 519-258-8477 (TIPS) or online at

If you or someone you know is an affected person in need of support, please call Victim Services Windsor Essex County at 519-723-2711 or the Victim Assistance Unit at Windsor Police at 519-255-6700, ext. 4879.

For further information:
Contact the WPS Corporate Communication Unit's Public Information Officer at (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462.

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Constable Bianca Jackson
Corporate Communications Unit
Windsor Police Service - Headquarters
Windsor, Ontario, Canada
Office: (519) 255-6700 ext. 4462

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