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January 28, 2014

Police: Intoxicated stranger found asleep in child's bedroom

LEWISBURG — A Wilkes-Barre man facing burglary charges in Union County was “very intoxicated,” court documents state, when he broke into a Lewisburg couple’s home and fell asleep in a corner of their child’s bedroom.

The couple’s toddler was not home at the time, Buffalo Valley Regional police said in the affidavit of Adam Healey, 24, of Wilkes-Barre.

Healey is accused of forcibly entering the home in the 300 block of North Fourth Street at about 4 a.m. Jan. 19. Police discovered “fresh, small cut marks” on his right hand when Healey was taken into custody, apparently made when he broke a side door window of the home. The homeowners were not identified.

Healey appeared Thursday before District Judge Leo Armbruster for his arraignment. He is free on $5,000 bail, reduced from $50,000. He had been in the Union County Jail since the Jan. 19 incident.

Lewisburg attorney Graham Showalter is representing Healey, according to the court docket.

Healey is charged with burglary and criminal trespass, both felonies. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of loitering and prowling at night and summary offenses of criminal mischief and public drunkenness.

According to the affidavit, police were called to the home after the couple reported a burglary. The man was able to get Healey onto the front porch, the affidavit states, where police took him into custody.

The couple told police they were asleep on the second floor when they heard a noise on the first floor and realized someone was breaking in, the affidavit states. They then heard the intruder come up the steps and enter their child’s bedroom.

The man found Healey lying on the floor in a corner, the affidavit states. He had knocked over several items. The man said he poked Healey and realized he was intoxicated.

Police reported the couple “was very emotionally distraught” about the break-in. The woman is in her last months of pregnancy.

The man showed police a side door where a bottom window was smashed. Fresh snow revealed footprints that went from the alley to the yard and appeared as if someone had been pacing.

According to the affidavit, the officers recognized Healey from a disturbance at Zelda’s Coffee Shop on South Sixth Street about 90 minutes earlier. There, officers took a report from a woman employee that Healey allegedly was harassing her and was told to leave.

At the time, Healey advised officers he was a 2013 Bucknell University graduate and was staying at the Lewisburg Hotel, the affidavit states.

 

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