Neighbor Foils Attempted Burglary Plan in New Martinsville


Police in New Martinsville caught a criminal in the act very early Thursday morning. 

According to Chief Tim Cecil, a man attempted to break into an apartment on 5th Street through a window. When he was trying to climb though, John Ross Taylor, 32, got stuck. 

A neighbor ended up calling police when they saw Taylor trying to break in. Taylor was still stuck in the window when police arrived.

After he was freed from the window, he was arrested for public intoxication and disorderly conduct.

He is in the Northern Regional Jail facing misdemeanor charges.

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