Ronald Eldridge, who turned 38 today, was arrested nearly two hours after the Royal Newfoundland Constabulary responded to an alarm that had been activated at R and R Superette at around 12:30 a.m.
When police arrived, they found evidence of an attempt to forcefully enter the building, but there was no one in the area.
Around 2:15 a.m., the RNC noted a suspicious vehicle in the Windsor Street area. The subsequent investigation led to the driver, Eldridge, being charged with attempted break and entry, possession of break-in tools and breach of a court order.
Crown attorney Ed Ring and duty counsel Sandi MacKinnon, who represented Eldridge during a court appearance Wednesday afternoon, agreed to terms of his release on a $1,000 personal surety.
Eldridge is next due in provincial court Jan. 29.