Pr. William man charged with assaulting alleged burglar at his home
The good news for Reginald T. Anderson: Prince William County police responded quickly enough to his Woodbridge home to nab an alleged would-be burglar.
The bad news, according to police: Officers handcuffing the suspect watched Anderson kick the suspect in the face and charged him with assault.
The incident occurred on March 13, shortly before 1 p.m. in the 16800 block of Winston Lane.
Anderson's 16-year-old daughter and 4-year-old nephew were in the home by themselves when the lights went out, according to a police press release. The girl heard a loud crash coming from the basement, locked herself and her cousin in a bedroom and called the police and her father.
Officers arrived and saw Irvin R. Lambert running from the scene, according to the press release. Officers chased after him on foot and caught him near an apartment complex.
As the officers were handcuffing Lambert, according to the press release, Anderson "showed up and kicked Lambert in the face." Lambert was treated at the scene by paramedics for facial injuries.
Anderson was charged with assault and battery and released on a summons.
Police searched Lambert and found he was carrying wire cutters and latex gloves, according to police. Police have charged Lambert with three other burglaries, all from Woodbridge townhouses:
- On Jan. 25 in the 16500 block of Capon Tree Lane, a 32-inch flat screen TV, laptop and iPod were taken from a townhouse. The intruder got in by breaking the glass of the double doors leading to the living room, according to police.
- On the night of Feb. 26 or the early morning hours of Feb. 27, in the 16500 block of Capon Tree Lane, a burglar made off with a 42-inch plasma TV, a Coach purse, and a Luis Vuitton wallet, valued at $900, police said. The burglar in that case broke the glass of a bedroom window, police said.
- On Feb. 26, in the 2700 block of Patrick Henry Drive, the victims returned to their home and heard noise on the second floor, according to a police press release. The victims saw a person with a flashlight, and the suspect ran away. The electric meter box had been removed from the townhouse, leaving it without power, police said.
In all, Lambert is charged with three counts of burglary and two counts of larceny, possession of burglary tools and resisting arrest.
-- Ruben Castaneda
March 19, 2010; 10:01 AM ET
Categories: Pr. William , Ruben Castaneda
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