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A 53-year-old Linden Avenue man was arrested late Sunday for allegedly breaking into a Shirley Avenue home, choking and punching the occupant who surprised him, stealing a small amount of money and scaring a child in the house before he allegedly fled out a window only to be arrested by police about 10:40 p.m.

Roy Harris was charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief, criminal obstruction of breathing, reckless endangerment, petit larceny, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child.