A South New Castle man may have inadvertently led New Castle police to identify him.

Police said they found a cell phone outside the back door of a victim’s home in the 1300 block of Wilmington Avenue. They were able to identify the phone’s owner as Brandon Curtis Bame, 29, of 1925 Morris St.

Police said they found Bame’s name and picture in the phone’s profile file. The victim identified Bame as the intruder who kicked in her back door and took her wallet from the kitchen table.

He has not yet been arrested.

Police said they will charge Bame with burglary, theft, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief. A criminal complaint was filed at the office of District Judge Melissa Amodie.

The victim told police a man came to the back door of her home about 7:30 p.m. Thursday, and asked to use her phone. She said she sent him to a neighbor’s, but he returned, asking a second time to use her phone.

The woman said she again refused, telling him to go home, but the man kicked in the bottom of her locked back door. She said he crawled into the kitchen, grabbed her wallet from the kitchen table and crawled back out the same door. The wallet contained three credit cards, $100 and identification.

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