An alleged home intruder who fell through the ceiling of a Ballajura home, landing just metres from traumatised children, has been charged.

Police say the 46-year-old from Ellenbrook entered the Illawarra Crescent South home through the roof and ceiling on Tuesday night.

When he was discovered, he is alleged to have barricaded himself inside the home.

A home intruder crashed through a Ballajura family’s ceiling. Picture: Facebook / Ballajura Community and Crime Watch

He will appear in Midland Magistrates Court today charged with stealing a motor vehicle, criminal damage, aggravated burglary and commit, and stealing.

Jeff Abaz yesterday told 7NEWS he was stunned after a stranger came crashing through the ceiling, landing just metres from where his grandchildren, aged 3 and 6, were watching TV.

Police say they had to kick a door down to arrest the man.