Strathcona County RCMP arrested a man in late November for trying to break into the back of a jewelry store.

On Nov. 30 just before 3 a.m., police responded to an alarm going off at Kings Fine Jewellery in Sherwood Park.

Once police arrived, they noticed a man trying to pry open the back door of the store. When officers approached the man, he fled on foot.

The man was caught by police soon after and was arrested for breaking and entering. Although no items from the store were taken, there was extensive damage caused to the back door.

John MacEachern (33) has been charged with the following:

  • Break and enter
  • Possession of break-in instruments
  • Obstruction 

MacEachern was released with conditions and is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 4.