Intoxicated house guest steals items
Published: Monday, October 22, 2012
Updated: Monday, October 22, 2012 23:10
A drunken 19-year-old male student from Oak Beach, N.Y. stole an iPod and a domestic apron from a home on East Cleveland Avenue on Saturday at 12:56 a.m., according to Bryda.
The student was walking around the area, and when the residents asked him what he was doing, he said he was waiting for friends, Bryda said. He said the residents offered to let him wait inside the house, which the suspect did. When the student said he wanted to continue looking for his friends, he took an iPod and an apron and fled, Bryda said.
According to Bryda, a neighbor saw the suspect fleeing and began to follow him. He said the neighbor found a Newark officer and a university officer who together apprehended the suspect. While the apron was recovered, the iPod was not found, Bryda said.
The suspect was arrested on charges of theft under $1,500 and underage consumption of alcohol, Bryda said. The suspect was released on a $550 unsecured bond, he said.