By Jim Clark
A reported breaking and entering of a motor vehicle brought police to a Franklin St. residence last Thursday, where the owner of the vehicle in question had detained the suspected burglar.
Police officers arrived and found the alleged victim holding the suspect, Luis Regino, 25, up against the truck that was at the center of the incident.
Upon police questioning, the reported victim stated that his neighbor had phoned him, alerting him that Regino was spotted going through the contents of the truck bed, so he went outside and reportedly caught Regino in the act of rummaging through the tool box in the truck bed.
The neighbor confirmed the story with police, saying that he had been awoken by the sound of tools hitting the ground. Looking out his window, he reportedly saw Regino looking through the truck’s bed area.
Police noted that the truck bed cover was pulled back and some tools were laying on the ground nearby.
Regino was placed under arrest and charged with nighttime breaking and entering of a vehicle or boat.