MIDDLEPORT — One person has been arrested on breaking and entering charges following a break-in at a Middleport residence.
Joshua G. Edwards was arrested in the basement of 36 Rutland Street in Middleport following a call of a prowler in the area.
Lt. Joel Lynch of the Middleport Police Department and Captain Jim Webster of the Pomeroy Police Department found the padlock busted off the basement door at the address.
According to a news release by the Middleport Police Department, upon entering and searching the residence the officer found Edwards in possession of wire cutters, a razor knife and a flashlight. Those types of tools are commonly used by individuals to strip copper wire from unoccupied or empty residences, according to the release.
The residence at 36 Rutland Street is an uninhabited residence.
Edwards was charged with breaking and entering and was incarcerated in the Middleport Jail.