Man claims to be looking for woman; police just find burglary supplies and heroin | Crime
MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) – A 30-year-old Middletown man knocking on doors and claiming to be looking for a woman named Brooke probably won’t be finding her anytime soon.
On Friday morning the Middletown Division of Police received two calls, one at 08:40 and another at 10:17, that a man was knocking on doors asking for a female named Brooke or Molly. The callers said the man was acting suspicious and in one case he was knocking on the back door. One of the callers wrote down the man’s license plate number and officers found the car nearby.
The driver of the vehicle turned out to be Christopher Burkhardt of Bavarian Drive.
“When we stopped him he was still claiming to be looking for a girl he had met recently but wasn’t sure where she lived”, Lieutenant Walter Scott Reeve said. “When we arrested him we found screw drivers in his pocket, a black toboggan hat, and heroin in his cigarette pack.”
Police say Burkhardt confessed to breaking into five houses recently. He is charged with five counts of Burglary, a 3rd degree felony, and Drug Abuse Heroin, a 5th degree felony, and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Police recovered a small amount of stolen property in his car and at his residence. They say most had already been sold to support his heroin habit. Anyone with additional information about this case should call Detective Hoover at 513-425-7796.
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