New Castle News

January 29, 2013

Police: Homeless man caught inside garage

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — A homeless man who allegedly broke into a garage on Blunston Avenue and stole a tape recorder has been arrested.

New Castle police said the incident occurred Wednesday and Julius Allen, 23, was caught in the act. He is charged with burglary, criminal trespass, theft and receiving stolen property.

As one of the officers tried to talk to Allen, he ran through some woods toward Taylor Street and the police chased and caught him.

He told police he had been staying in the garage for about a week.

Police found the tape recorder near the house.

Allen is being held in the Lawrence County jail on $5,000 bond.