Officers with the Durham Regional Police arrested a male suspect after he broke into a construction site and left with a stolen air-conditioning unit.

On Monday, August 12, 2019, at approximately 1:40 a.m., members of DRPS East Division were called to a construction site on Athol Street in Oshawa for a break and enter in progress. Quickly, officers were advised by the alarm monitoring company that the suspect fled the premise on foot with a stolen air-conditioning unit. Officers arrived to find the suspect walking with the stolen property. The suspect saw police, dropped the property and fled before being arrested.

The property was returned to the property owner.

Max SANTOS, age 28 of Simcoe Street South in Oshawa, is charged with Break and Enter and Possession of Stolen Property under $5,000. He was released on a Promise to Appear.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Cst. Howard at Central East Division at 1-888-579-1520 ext. 5200.

Anonymous information can be sent to Durham Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at and tipsters may be eligible for a $2,000 cash reward.