On Saturday, Oct. 12, at about 2:25 a.m., police were called to Fairview Road for a report of someone breaking into a house. The caller was a resident who lives directly next to her parents in a duplex in the area.
When the officer arrived, he found two men on the ground in the front yard. A woman was waving to the officer and screaming that her husband had the intruder. The husband had the suspect in a headlock in the yard and was holding him until police arrived. The officer handcuffed the suspect and advised the resident to release the headlock.
The resident was visibly shaken up, was sweating and had a bruise under his left eye and scratches on his face.
According to the suspect he had been out drinking in Boston with friends to celebrate his birthday. The man said he had been texting a former coworker, she told him to come by and he thought he knew where she lived.
The man took a cab from Boston to where he thought she lived, claims that he went around to the back door which he says was unlocked and he made his way upstairs. That was where he was met by the homeowner and a resident of the house, and a struggle ensued that carried all the way down the stairs and into the front yard. The suspect said he did not know that he was in the wrong house.
Police spoke to the homeowner who said the back door was locked, and he believed the intruder searched around for the key and found it. The homeowner said he heard noise on the stairs and confronted the man because he believed he was an intruder with ill intentions.
Officers determined the intruding man was intoxicated as he had slurred speech and his statements and train of thought were indecisive and cluttered. He admitted that he had eight drinks and three “nip” bottles, one which was in his pocket.
The man was arrested and charged with breaking and entering a building in the nighttime and assault and battery on a person over the age of 60.