Suspected burglar caught in underwear pleads not guilty

Norwalk teen faces February trial for felony charge.
Norwalk Reflector Staff
Dec 1, 2012

 

A burglary suspect, whom police caught in his underwear, has pleaded not guilty to a felony charge in Huron County Common Pleas Court.

Pedro D. Contreras, 19, of 31A Bouscay Ave., is charged with attempted burglary, a fifth-degree felony which is punishable by six to 12 months behind bars. His trial is set for Feb. 14.

Norwalk police responded to a 9-1-1 call about a burglary in progress at a South Old State apartment at 11:16 p.m. Oct. 11. Officers, after a search of the area, reportedly found Contreras intoxicated in an apartment in the same complex where police suspected he'd been staying.

"When officers responded, the suspect had left the scene, running from the apartment," Sgt. Jim Montana said soon afterward. "He was in his underwear when we found him. The clothes he put back on were the same clothes that were identified by the witnesses and victims."

Contreras is out of jail on 10 percent of a $5,000 bond. He is prohibited from being on the 76-year-old victim's property.

Comments

truckin

Sounds like it was an "inconvenient time" to arrest.??? can't wait to hear all the comments

Estrella Damm

I did not know that innocent was a plea. Must be something new, I thought it was guilty, not guilty, or no contest.

thereader

Buglar, Buglary? seriously? It's Burglar and Burglary!

EYE

SPELLCHECK you idiots at Noorwalk Reaflektor!

hor mone

I cain't get dressed.

iamrevolutionary

I wonder if "buglary" is a new term for "buggery"? :-)

TheGravyWhisperer

...indeed, IamR, it is a sniglet... defined, it refers to what happens when the one who burgles your home finds the sleeping homeowner more appealing then the loot he is after...

funwithothers

wow another quality article this is why i do not pay a dime to read your paper

funwithothers

but when my company is rolling good next year ill be sure to buy spots to advertise so when people in my company get busted and convicted for sex crimes it dont hit the paper like them roofers who shal not be named.......cant believe all it takes is money to keep your name clear ,but it sounds good to me put me down for a full page ad!

funwithothers

by the way the person im reffering to got busted for sex with a 16 yrold he is 30 convicted and jailed , when got out because of nr he is able to sell roofs door to door in norwalk and people unknowing just let him in to thier house and lives....good decision didnt want to lose that account....but it makes one think what else do you neglect to tell us nr? ....go ahead and boot me cause im not letting this go!

iamrevolutionary

Please! Enlighten us.. We county residents deserve to know about a crime this serious... Especially if there is a chance the act could be perpetrated again, b/c of secrecy. Going door to door this time of year is actually inviting the criminal into your home. I want to know WHO, WHAT, WHEN, WHERE, WHY, AND HOW! Thank you!

ohiogirl99

what do you expect from an all democratic paper lets just blame the misspelling on george bush its all his fault.

lugnut2511

** Man dies after blotched break in ** Come to my house!!!!!