Homeowner apprehends burglar
Published: Tuesday, May 15, 2012
Updated: Tuesday, May 15, 2012 06:05
A 24-year-old man was detained and then arrested after attempting to burglarize a Newark home last week, according to a police news release.
Newark Police Department officers responded to the call at approximately 3:30 a.m. on May 6 where Richard Flemming, of York Haven, Pa., was being detained by the victim in the roadway.
During the attempted robbery, the victim awoke to his dogs barking and discovered Flemming inside his home, the news release said. Upon discovery, Flemming fled the scene. The victim chased Flemming and took his car keys until the police arrived and took the man into custody.
Flemming was arrested for second-degree burglary, attempted theft and criminal mischief. He was released on $5,600 bail and was told not to make contact with the victim, according to the release.
Shortly after he was discharged, one of Flemming’s associates contacted the victim, advising that Flemming apologize for the incident, the release said. Flemming was later seen near the area to pick up his associate. In response to his bail violation, an additional warrant is on file for breach of release.