Homeowner Catches Burglars Attempting to Enter Through Sliding Door, Police Say
Maryland Heights Police said officers caught the men nearby a short time later.
Two Maryland Heights men face criminal charges after police said they attempted to enter a home carrying empty trash bags.
Emmanuel V. Jones, 19, of the 12600 block of Mateus Drive, and Austin Phillips, 18, of the 12500 block of Wissant Lane, each were charged Feb. 26 with attempted first-degree burglary and resisting arrest. Both live in Maryland Heights.
Maryland Heights Police said the two went onto a deck in a backyard in the 2400 block of Glen Arden Drive holding empty trash bags Sept. 27. The homeowner spotted them when they tried to enter the house through a sliding glass door, police said.
When officers spotted them near Marine Avenue and Glen Arden Drive, Jones and Phillips ran but they were caught after a short chase, according to a police report.
Phillips previously was charged with stealing from a person and third-degree assault. Maryland Heights Police said he and another teen beat a juvenile and took $148 from him.
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