A Brentwood man was charged after police spotted him trying to pry open a house window with a screwdriver in Patchogue, Suffolk police said.
Fifth Precinct officials said Felix Rodriguez, 41, of 15 Strum Rd., attempted to break into a home on East Woodside Avenue at about 11 a.m.
After receiving a call about a suspicious person outside of the home, Fifth Precinct Sgt. Kit Gabrielsen and Officer Bryan Lawrence said they found Rodriguez, who then ran into a wooded area behind the house. Police arrested him in a nearby sump.PhotosRecent LI mug shotsDataLI crime stats
Rodriguez was charged with second degree attempted burglary, resisting arrest and possession of burglar's tools. He is scheduled to appear at First District Court in Central Islip Tuesday.