Homeless man arrested on burglary charges

A homeless man was arrested Thursday, Jan. 3 in connection with a burglary of a residence at 2904 Third St., according to the Alexandria Police Department.


About 1:35 p.m. officers received a call of someone being inside the Third Street home. A woman told officers that someone had climed through a rear window of the house. Officers went into the house and allegedly saw a footprint on the wood in the front of the window. Officers searched the house but didn’t find anyone.


Officers allegedly found Melvin Perry, 49, under the house. Perry allegedly told officers he was sleeping in the house.


He was booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on a charge of burglary of an inhabited dwelling.


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