by Jeremy Nobile | Reporter
Munroe Falls police arrested a Kent man Tuesday who was caught allegedly stealing a ceremonial sword from an elderly resident.
Taune L. Wright, 21, is charged with felony burglary.
Munroe Falls Police Chief Rick Myers said a 92-year-old man at an apartment complex in the 300 block of North Main Street observed Wright walking through his apartment while he was sitting at his dinner table around 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Myers said there was no forced entry — the resident’s door was unlocked.
According to the investigation, the resident attempted to confront Wright in his home. Wright then left the apartment and headed for a nearby laundry room in the complex.
The resident followed Wright to the laundry room where he allegedly found his sword sticking out of a garbage can, which prompted the man’s call to police.
Wright was reportedly pretending to wash clothes when the resident found him, according to police.
Police found Wright in the laundry room, where he was arrested.
According to the report, further investigation turned up additional property allegedly stolen from the resident that was also discovered in the laundry room.
Wright has an arraignment scheduled for today in Stow Municipal Court.
Phone: 330-541-9400, ext. 4179