PDT Staff Writer
A Sciotoville man faces two charges including felony theft and breaking and entering after an early morning break in.
Christopher R. Lodwick, 27, of Wilson Street was arrested by Portsmouth Police after they received a description from the New Boston Police Department.
According to Capt. Steve Goins of the New Boston Police Department, around 12:37 a.m. Tuesday, a resident at 3446 Gallia St., New Boston was awakened and looked out a window and saw a male suspect breaking into the garage of his home.
Goins said when police arrived at the scene, New Boston Police Officer Samuel Craft found that the suspect had already fled the scene.
The victim was able to provide Craft with a description of the suspect and the suspect's vehicle, a white Ford pickup, and Craft immediately put that information out to other law enforcement agencies in the area.
About 10 minutes later, after the suspect's information was put out, Portsmouth Police stopped his vehicle in the 1900 block of Kendall Avenue, and Craft responded to the scene.
That's where Craft arrested Lodwick and charged him with breaking and entering and felony theft.
Goins said a search of the suspect's vehicle turned up a large box stereo speaker from the victim's garage.
A criminal history check on the suspect showed he is currently on state parole with the state of Ohio and he has an arrest history of prior felony burglaries.
Lodwick was transported to the Scioto County Jail.