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Police Blotter: Man taken into EPC after repeated intruder claims

  • Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Police placed a 32-year-old Maryville man in the hospital for evaluation after they were called to his home June 6.

The man told police someone was under his house trying to break in. While police were on the scene, the man was running around and touching himself all over “as if he was on drugs,” the report states.

Police saw no evidence of an intruder so they cleared the scene, only to be called back a short time later when the man said people were on his roof trying to get in his house.

When police got back to the house, the man was outside with an air rifle. He obeyed orders to put the gun down.

Once again there was no sign of anyone else on the property.

The man said “no” when asked if he was taking drugs but police saw a water bong and some marijuana in the house. The man then admitted he had been smoking pot.

The man was told to go to bed and stop using drugs and police left again.

But, officers were called back to the house a third time because the man claimed people were pouring gas in his residence.

The man was running around claiming intruders were under his house and in his HVAC lines. That is when he was placed in emergency protective custody.

It was determined he was under the influence of marijuana, cocaine and barbiturates.

Caught in the act

A man from the 600 block of Palm Street told Georgetown police he left home at 8 a.m. June 6 and returned 15 minutes later and saw his home had been burglarized.

The man said there was a man inside his house looking out the side door. When the intruder saw he had been spotted, he ran through the house towards the front door.

The man ran out the door towards Hampton Street with the homeowner chasing him in his vehicle.

He caught the man near Rosemont Street.

The man reportedly said “I did not do anything inside your house.” He ran again and this time the victim could not find him.

The only thing reported missing was a wristwatch valued at about $2,000.

A witness reported seeing a man matching the suspect’s description running into the Georgetown Housing Authority. He has not been located.

Business burglary

An employee of Atlantic Urology on Black River Road reported finding the glass in the front door shattered when she arrived at work June 9.

She said a cash drawer was on the floor and a safe was missing.

The safe contained cash, credit cards and important papers.

Splash park vandalism

Last month, a teen was arrested for tampering with the security cameras at the new splash pad at Ben Cooper Park at the corner of Lafayette and Prince Streets.

On June 5 someone reportedly vandalized a picnic bench at the park.

The vandal ripped off a large portion of the bench and tossed it in a ditch. Damage is estimated at $600.

Information is subject to change as the investigation proceeds. Individuals arrested and/or charged have not been convicted.

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