A 19-year-old Milburn Street man who allegedly ran off when he was confronted by the owner of a Walnut Street house that he allegedly had burglarized Monday morning was caught by Police Officers Darryl Jones and Thomas Beyer at William and Archie streets after a brief foot race about 9:45 a.m.
Malik R. Scales is being held on charges of burglary, grand larceny, felony possession of stolen property and criminal mischief counts.
Shortly before his arrest Scales was confronted by the owner of the home in the second block of Walnut Street when that man returned to his home unexpectedly. Scales is accused of breaking into the house through a garage door and getting into the kitchen through the garage. After his arrest, police reported recovering a duffle bag of stolen property including a video camera, a necklace, a gift card, a cooler bag and an iPod photo.