Youngstown man accused of breaking into Austintown home, eating out of fridge
A Youngstown man is accused of breaking into an Austintown home and helping himself to a little snack while he was at it.
Austintown Police were dispatched to a home on Mahoning Avenue just before 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 31 in reference to an unknown male in the home who was not welcome.
Police say the male, later identified as 30-year-old Alexander Solomon, was still in the home when they arrived. Police say Solomon claimed he was contracted to be at the home to clean it.
The homeowner told police that when he arrived back home from dinner, he noticed his refrigerator and cupboards were all opened.
He went on to tell police that when he went to close the doors he noticed Solomon standing in his back bedroom in nothing but a basketball jersey and underwear.
The homeowner told police he has lived at the home for over two years and that he has never spoken to or seen Solomon before, has never hired anyone to clean his home and that he did not lock his doors before leaving his house.
Upon examining the residence with police, the homeowner observed a pair of shoes, as well as three hats, two t-shirts and a pair of jeans that did not belong to him.
Additionally, the homeowner noticed an empty yogurt container that he told police was previously full and in his refrigerator, as well as ice cream in the microwave that was previously in the freezer.
The homeowner also told police that there was a blue pushcart in the woods behind his house that did not belong to him, which contained two backpacks, a jean jacket and other personal belongings.
Police say one of the backpacks contained some syringes, two ID cards in someone else's name, a debit card in Solomon's name and another debit card in someone else's name.
Police say investigation of the pockets of the jean jacket revealed a plastic baggie with a white crystal powder substance in it, which upon further investigation had a positive presence of methamphetamine.
Solomon was taken into police custody without incident and is currently in the Mahoning County Jail. He's facing charges of Burglary and Possession of Drugs / Drug Abuse.
He was arraigned in court on Monday where he waived his right to a speedy trial. His bond is set at $2,500