A local resident walked into a burglary in progress in his home and prevented the burglar from escaping until police arrived.
Columbus police were called at about 11:45 p.m. Wednesday for a burglary in progress in the 1500 block of 28th Street, said Lt. Matt Harris, Columbus Police Department spokesman.
When police officer Michael Butler arrived, he found the home’s resident holding a suspect down in an upstairs bedroom, Harris said.
Adrien W. Hawksworth, 25, 311 Kentucky Ave., was arrested on preliminary charges of burglary and possession of a legend drug injection device, Harris said. Butler found two syringes lying on the floor next to Hawksworth, Harris said.
The home’s resident told officers that when he returned to his residence, he noticed a bicycle near the front door that he had not noticed before.
When opening the front door, the resident saw the entire downstairs had been ransacked with items strewn about on the floor.
Harris said the resident told police he found Hawksworth hiding in a bedroom closet upstairs. A struggle between the two ensued as the burglar attempted to escape out a window, Harris said.
To prevent the burglar from escaping, the resident held him down even though Hawksworth attempted to punch him, Harris said. The resident was not injured, Harris said.
Hawksworth is being held in lieu of $47,500 bond in the Bartholomew County Jail, jail officials said.