A Hawley Avenue man is
accused of burglarizing a Woodmont neighbor’s home in the early hours of
Saturday, Aug. 24.
Jeffrey Brauner, 56, faces
charges of first-degree burglary and third-degree criminal mischief for the alleged
incident at a nearby Dixon Street home.
Police said they
received a complaint of a burglary in progress shortly before 5 a.m. Saturday.
The homeowner reportedly
told police he heard a noise downstairs and when he went to check it out he
found his neighbor entering the home through a broken window screen. Police said they arrived
and arrested Brauner on the scene.
The criminal mischief charge stems from the
accusation that the 56-year-old local broke a fence at the property line prior
to allegedly forcing his way into the Woodmont home.