Two local men were arrested by police after one of the men allegedly tried to break into an occupied car.
According to police, an investigation shows that Alexander Arroyo, 22, was in the area of Eden Avenue when he attempted to pick the lock of a vehicle that was parked in a driveway. At the time of the attempted break in, the owner of the vehicle was sitting inside the vehicle with a small child.
Arroyo saw the owner sitting in the vehicle and he ran from the scene. The owner followed Arroyo as he fled the scene and called the police.
Officers began to check the area for Arroyo and he was observed by police looking out of a window of a house on George Street. Arroyo jumped out of a rear window and attempted to flee when officers knocked on the front door of the residence.
Arroyo was quickly apprehended by police. He was later identified by the owner of the vehicle as the person she observed attempting to break into her vehicle.
Arroyo, of 43 Academy St., was charged on Nov. 19 with third degree criminal attempt to commit burglary, second degree breach of peace and interfering with an officer. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Nov. 19 court date.
While investigating the attempted car break in, police observed Brandon Pack, 19, sitting in front of a building on Academy Street. Pack also matched the description of the suspect given by the original complainant.
Pack was observed taking an item from his pocket and placing it in a nearby pile of leaves as police approached. Officers located the item which was found to be a 6″ hunting type knife in a leather sheath. Pack was taken into custody without incident.
Pack admitted to being with Arroyo earlier but he denied any involvement in the attempted car break in.
Pack, of 48 George St., was charged on Nov. 19 with carrying a dangerous weapon. Bond was set at $5,000 with a Nov. 19 court date.