Police probe break-in at London’s oldest home, Eldon House – The London Free Press

One person is in custody after property was stolen from London’s oldest home, the 1834-built Eldon House, on Sunday morning.

London police were called to Eldon House — located on Ridout Street, just north of the London courthouse — just before 9:30 a.m. Sunday. Const. Scott Mandich said several officers responded and after an investigation, one person was in custody as of Sunday afternoon.

“The stolen property was recovered by police,” Mandich said.

Heritage activist Joseph O’Neil recounted the events on social media.

“We did have a break-in at Eldon House, specifically the Interpretive Centre, today,” O’Neil wrote.

He noted that he captured photos of a man running out of the Interpretive Centre, pictures that are now considered evidence by the police.

“We believe we found what the person was stealing, but will not say anything more publicly at this point, only to say damage was minimal in the break-in and should be repaired quickly,” O’Neil wrote.

Mandich said charges are pending and the investigation was ongoing as of Sunday afternoon.

The 1834-built Eldon House was home to four generations of the Harris family. It was donated to city hall in 1960, and since then has been maintained as a museum and local landmark.