A 16-year-old teenager was arrested Friday afternoon in the 2300 block of Shadow Brook Way with a backpack stuffed with collectibles and ammunition police say he stole after breaking into a house.
At 12:32 p.m. neighbors of the home broken into noticed a boy walking out of the side gate with a sagging backpack. The teen stopped to tie his shoes and then walked east on Shadow Brook. Neighbors were suspicious and checked out the back of the neighbor's house and saw that a rear window had been shattered. They called police who quickly responded and found the suspect at Millcreek Drive and Central Avenue.
The teen appeared nervous and apprehensive as officers came up. He tensed up when he was being handcuffed. Officers noticed that he had insulation particles on his sweatshirt and hair. The backpack contained collectible coins and gun ammunition. When the officers investigated the home they saw that it had been ransacked and that a brick had been thrown through the back window to gain entry. The thief had appeared opened up an attic access as well.
The resident of the home identified the property found on the suspect, whose name was not released because he is a minor. He was booked into Juvenile Hall for residential burglary.