POLICE: Towamencin Man Charged in Attempted Burglary

Kamrin Lenn Crooms, 20, is charged with burglary and other offenses. He is currently out on bail.

A Towamencin man was arrested and charged May 11 with burglary and other violations in connection with an attempted burglary of a home on the 400 block of Cedartop Court in Towamencin.

The suspect is currently out on bail.

Kamrin Lenn Crooms, 20, of the 500 block of Blackmoor Court, Towamencin, was charged with criminal attempt/burglary, criminal trespass, possession of an instrument of crime, and tampering with or fabricating false evidence, police said.

Crooms was arraigned before District Judge Ester Cassillo in Norristown and released on $10,000 unsecured bail, police said.

At 9:09 a.m. May 11, police received a report of a burglary in progress at the home on Cedartop Court.

The caller told police he looked out the rear window of his home and saw a suspicious subject walking toward the rear of his next door neighbor’s house.

The caller walked out onto his rear deck and saw an unknown man at the rear door of his neighbor’s home, police said.

He told police the subject had a “wire-like” object in his hand, was wearing latex gloves, and was attempting to open the door, police said.

The resident confronted the individual, and the subject fled toward an nearby wooded area, police said.

He gave police a description of the male subject, and police began a search of the area. Towamencin police, Upper Gwynedd police and Cheltenham Police Department K9 conducted the search and neighborhood canvass.

A neighborhood resident reported seeing a subject matching the description run toward the area of Blackmoor Court and possibly running into a house, police said.

Police located another resident, and that resident told police that a subject fitting the description lived at and entered a residence in the 500 block of Blackmoor Court a short time earlier, police said.

Police located Crooms at the residence and took him into custody.

A search warrant was obtained, and a search of the home yielded additional evidence linking Crooms to the burglary, police said.

Will Simcox May 15, 2011 at 12:43 AM
Did the guy get into the house?


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