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Incident Report for Case #2014-11196

Incident Type

Non-Residential Burglary

Incident Date

01/11/2014 - 1:25 PM


900 block Midland St.


Carnell J. Shorter, age 46, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Attempted Burglary and Possession of Burglarious Tools.


Male, age 26, Madison


A very frightened Midland St. resident called for police after a man tried to pry his way into the victim's home Saturday afternoon. Officers responded to the burglary in progress call and apprehended a suspect who had a screwdriver in his pocket. The 26-year old victim said the suspect first knocked on his front door. He did not know the man, and decided to ignore him. Shortly thereafter he began to hear someone trying the doorknob followed by the prying sounds. Police arrived before the suspect - who has a past history of burglary - was able to gain entry. 

Released 01/13/2014 at 11:35 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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