UC man faces charges after break-in
Posted: Wednesday, June 1, 2011 8:17 am
A Union City man faces a trio of charges following an alleged home invasion early on Memorial Day.
Wesley Dawone Coleman, 23, of 613 East Palmer St., Union City, was arrested at 3:49 a.m. Monday and charged with aggravated burglary, theft over $500 and evading arrest.
The charges stem from an incident that allegedly occurred a short time earlier at Todd Petty’s residence at 503 East Main St. in Union City, according to a Union City Police Department report.
Police responded about 3:21 a.m. to a burglary alarm at Petty’s home.
Petty told police someone had broken into the back door while he and his family were asleep. They were awakened by the audible alarm set off by an intruder apparently breaking the glass out of the rear door and entering their residence, then breaking a wooden door entering the dining room area, according to the police report.
The intruder allegedly stole a purse belonging to Petty’s wife, Amy Petty, and then fled the scene. The purse contained an iPhone© and iPod touch©, as well as Mrs. Petty’s driver’s license, credit and debit cards and other items.
Police officers reported they arrived in the area to hear dogs barking in the direction of South Ury Street. Petty was able to access his wife’s cell phone location using GPS technology. It showed the cell phone was in the area of South Division and Waddell streets, where police began searching.
Police said they witnessed Coleman runningbetween two residences in the 400 block of Waddell Street and he was arrested a short time later beside a residence in the 400 block of East Florida Avenue. He allegedly had in his possession a pink iPod cover that was reported stolen during the home invasion.
In addition, police located a black purse in some weeds along a wooded fence in the backyard of one of the residences in the 400 block of Waddell Street. No items were missing from the purse. An iPhone and iPod touch were found in the backyard of the other residence on Waddell Street, according to the police report.
No injuries were reported in the home invasion at the Pettys’ home.
Published in The Messenger 5.31.11