MIDDLEPORT — Anthony Carpenter of Broadway Street in Middleport has been charged with felony vandalism, felony breaking and entering, and resisting arrest by the Middleport Police Department as the result of an early Thursday morning incident.
According to the report, a caller notified the Middleport Police Department of a white male walking around looking in cars in the area of Beech and Pearl Street. Detective Rick Smith was dispatched to the area where he saw someone who took off running with an unknown object in his hands from Dr. Schmoll’s Eye Clinic on General Hartinger Street.
Detective Smith pursed the subject on foot and caught him on Pearl Street. He was carrying a ball bat in his hand. After a brief struggle he was taken into custody without incident. Charges were filed and he will appear in Meigs County Court.
Extensive damage was done to the front glass of the door and inside the clinic. Dr. Schmoll was called to review the damages and secure the business until daylight.
Smith said that Middleport recently started a community watch program and because police were alerted by a call from a citizen the crime was solved in a matter of minutes and nobody was injured. Middleport credits the call from the citizen for the quick response by the police which resulted in the arrest of Carpenter.
Middleport Police Lt Joel Lynch and Patrolman Rob Bradley were at the scene to assist Detective Smith.