Man caught in the act of burglary of Harrisburg home
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Harrisburg Police managed to catch a burglary suspect in the act Thursday morning. Officers responded to a home at about 6:30 a.m. on the 2200 block of North 5th Street for a report of a burglary in progress.
Officers met with the resident who said that someone had broken into his home and that that person was still inside. Rashaun Greene was found in the residence and the victim verified that he was not authorized to be inside.
The victim said that he had left his residence earlier and when he returned he noticed his front door was open. He walked into his house and then noticed that the rear door was open. The door had a window that was smashed in.
Green was found on the second floor packing up the victim’s sneakers in a shopping bag. Additional items were removed and placed in a collection point in an area of the house to probably remove after he was done taking items from various rooms.
Greene was placed under arrest and as he was being walked out onto the front porch he attempted to flee from officers. He also attempted to swallow a clear corner tie plastic baggy of crack cocaine. The baggy was removed from his mouth and field tested to verify it was crack.
Green is charged with Burglary, Criminal Mischief, Tampering with Evidence, Resisting Arrest, Possession of Controlled Substance, and Paraphernalia.