A man has been arrested, after a break in at a Cowell home on the weekend.
Police allege the 36 year old local man forced the door open at a Lincoln Highway house in the early hours of Sunday morning, before causing considerable damage to a number of items inside and fleeing before patrols arrived.
The man has been charged with serious criminal damage and property damage and has been bailed to appear in the Whyalla Magistrates Court on October 12.
The incident is not believed to be a random attack, and anyone who witnessed the break in is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.
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