Nature of Incident:
Burglary in Progress Arrest
Date of Incident:
April 16, 2014
Location of Incident:
Church Street
Stewartstown Borough, PA

Person Involved: Matthew Joseph Arnold, age 28
Trout Lane
Stewartstown, PA
Incident Summary:
On April 14, 2014 just before 0230 am officers from Southern Regional Police were dispatched to the first block of Church St. in Stewartstown Borough for a burglary in progress.

The victim stated that he was awaken from his sleep by footsteps coming up to the second floor of his house. The burglar was confronted and fled on foot from the residence.

The victim reported that prescription medications and money were missing. The victim also noticed that someone had rummaged through his truck as well.

Officers searched the area and found a man matching the description laying in a field approximately one block away from the victimís residence. The man, identified as Matthew Joseph Arnold, was in possession of the victimís prescription medication.

Matthew Joseph Arnold, 28 years old from Trout Ln. Stewartstown, was charged with Burglary, Theft by Unlawful Taking, Receiving Stolen Property, and Theft from a Motor Vehicle.

Arnold was taken to central booking for arraignment and released after posting $25,000 bail. Other vehicles throughout the neighborhood had items stolen from them and further charges are pending.

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