NORTH BAY -- North Bay police say they have arrested a man allegedly involved with a downtown break-in.

City police responded to an alarm at a business shortly after 4:00 am Thursday in the 100 block of Main Street West.

Police say the man forced the back door of the business open and officers arrested the accused as he was leaving the scene.

As a result, the 33-year-old local man faces one charge of breaking and entering.

The man has been released from custody and will appear in the North Bay Courthouse on April 14.

North Bay Police would like to take this opportunity to remind business owners that a crime prevention plan should be in place. It should include a quality alarm system and a well-maintained video surveillance system.