A concerned citizen's vigilance may have helped to prevent a potential burglary in Old Lycoming Township.
Timothy Reed, 27, of 643 Wildwood Blvd., faces one felony charge and one misdemeanor charge for criminal trespassing after allegedly breaking into a local business.
On Dec. 15, a man called authorities to report suspicious activity outside of Performance Towing, 2100 Lycoming Creek Road.
The caller informed police that he had seen a man standing by the front door of the business. He circled his car around to get a better look, but the individual had disappeared around the back of the building, according to court records.
When Old Lycoming police officers responded to the call, they were directed to Rite Aid. There, they met Reed, who matched the description of the man.
Reed explained that he had come to the pharmacy to fill a prescription for his son, according to police reports.
However, employees at the pharmacy told police that they had not noticed Reed in the store that day, according to court records.
Reed, who was not under arrest, voluntarily went to police headquarters for further questioning. He allegedly told police that he had recently purchased scrap metal from Performance Towing and was acquainted with several employees of the business.
While purchasing scrap metal, Reed allegedly noticed several auto parts that he wanted. He allegedly admitted he had entered the building through an unlocked door but had a change of heart while inside. According to Reed, he became frightened when he noticed people outside in the parking lot and exited through the back door of the business.
Reed was arraigned before District Judge Jerry C. Lepley on Dec. 15. He was incarcerated in lieu of $1,500 bail.