Summerside police say there were called to a break and enter Wednesday afternoon on North Market Street.
They say a resident arrived home to find an intruder. The two struggled, but the suspect got away.
The homeowner provided police with a detailed description of the intruder. Police arrested a 28-year-old Summerside man a few blocks away.
He remains in jail.
Police say he faces charges of breaking and entering, and will also be dealt with on an unrelated matter.