A Westminster man was arrested Thursday, Sept. 13, after he allegedly burglarized a home, and stole paintball gear and clothing.
Edward Therman Bailey, 34, was charged with one count each of first-degree burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary. He was also charged with theft of property worth between $1,500 and $25,000. He is being held without bond as of Monday, Sept. 17, according to electronic court records.
According to the statement of charges, police responded to a reported breaking and entering on the morning of Sept. 12. A family was moving into the residence and left the previous evening to return in the morning, noticing previously locked windows had been left ajar.
Missing were suitcases with clothing, a new paintball gun with paintballs, a bicycle and new school clothes, according to the report. On the floor was a pillow and towel that did not belong to the people moving into the residence.
Then, while a resident of the home was walking around town he noticed his bicycle outside a different residence and saw his paintball bag behind the home. He recovered the items, according to the report, and police found it was Bailey who stole the items with help from a woman who said the two slept at the home twice without realizing it was occupied by new residents.
A court date is scheduled for Oct. 12.