A Quincy man was taken into custody on Monday after allegedly breaking into a Quincy home.
According to police, the owner of a home on Albertina Street in Quincy called police at around 9 a.m. on Monday, saying that he had received a call from his alarm company that his house had been broken into.
The owner was in the area and went to check on the house, and found that the front door had been pried open and the rear glass door had been shattered.
The homeowner called 911 and officers arrived soon arrived A police dog was used to search the premises, but no one was found.
A neighbor said they saw a man looking suspicious in the area, and police said they later found a laptop and electrical cord hanging from the back fence, as if the suspect attempted to jump the fence but lost some of his haul.
Police alerted patrol cars of the suspect and gave descriptions taken from witnesses.
At 10 a.m., an officer working a police detail at Adams Street reported seeing the suspect. The suspect made eye contact with the cop, dropped a duffle bag he was carrying, and ran, police said.
The officer chased after the suspect, following him over a fence and into the backyard of someone’s home. The suspect then kicked the basement door of a residence open and ran inside the house, police said.
Police said they located the suspect inside a closet on the master bedroom in the second floor. The suspect was arrested after a brief struggle.
The suspect allegedgly had a paint can opener on him as well as a folding knife. Inside the dropped duffle bag, police said they found silver coins, sunglasses, lighters, a pocket watch, costume jewelry, and shoes, all from the break on Albertina Street.
Tyrone E. Morris, 28, from Quincy was charged with breaking and entering in daytime with intent to commit a felony – two counts, damage to a dwelling over $250 – two counts, knowingly receiving stolen property over $250, possession of burglarious tools (folding knife and paint can opener), and knowingly resisting arrest.