Intruder Caught Napping

A homeowner came home to find traces of a burglary: A broken kitchen window and blood. He didn’t have to look far for the intruder—he found him passed out, drunk, in a second floor closet, police said.

Here’s what happened, according to police spokesman Officer Dave Hartman:

At 12:10 a.m. on Sunday, police responded to Ivy Street on a report of a burglar in someone’s house. The homeowner told cops he came home and found a broken window and blood. He searched his home and found a 52-year-old man in his bedroom closet. He was passed out and bleeding.

Once roused by police officers, the 52-year-old man told cops he’d broken in. He was taken to the hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening lacerations, and arrested on burglary and criminal mischief charges.

In other police news, according to Hartman:

Five Knives & A Gun: At 3:55 p.m. on Friday, Officers Ryan Kajtor and Carlos Conceicao spotted a Nissan Altima parked in a residential zone at the corner of Greenwood and Gilbert streets in West River.

“The car didn’t belong there,” said Hartman. “The car’s engine was running and it was occupied by two men who were drinking beer. The officers approached the vehicle as Officer Anthony Maio pulled up.”

After asking him to step out of the car, the cops asked the driver if he had any weapons on him. He told them that he might have a utility knife. “In fact, he had two utility knives in his right pants pocket,” Hartman said. “He had two more in his left [pocket] and a fifth had been at his feet in the car.” In the car’s center console, police found a Colt .38 revolver, for which the driver had no permit.

Police charged the man with drinking in a motor vehicle, carrying a revolver without a permit, weapon in a motor vehicle and improper parking. They let the man in the passenger seat go.

Patient Kicks Doctor: At 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Officers Ryan Kajtor and Carlos Conceicao responded to a home on Dwight Street on a report that a woman was assaulting people. They found a 28-year-old woman pinned to the hood of a car by three other women, who told cops that the woman had punched one of them.

Cops took the woman to the hospital for evaluation. “When the doctor came over and asked if she was experiencing any physical pain, she replied, ‘Yes.’ When asked where, [the woman] replied, ‘Here,’ and kicked the Doctor in the face,” Hartman said.

Police charged her with breach of peace, interfering with a police investigation and assaulting a medical professional.

For block-by-block year-to-date crime info, check the Independent’s crime map.

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