A 23-year-old Phoenixville man and an accomplice were arrested in West Whiteland on July 1 after they couldn’t find the house they allegedly had planned to steal from.
According to a report from the West Whiteland Police Department, the two men, Jacob Craig Elters of Phoenixville and Nabil Waris of Newtown Square, each 23, were arrested in the early morning hours of July 1 after a resident observed them hanging out under his deck with a flashlight at 4 a.m.
When officers arrived, the subjects attempted to flee but were detained and questioned. Officers determined that both were under the influence of intoxicants, according to the report.
A subsequent investigation determined that the pair had come into the neighborhood with the intention of stealing the property of an acquaintance, but could not find the right house, the report said.
They were arrested and charged with loitering/prowling, public drunkenness, and disorderly conduct.
Elters was arraigned and committed to the Chester County Prison after failing to post ten percent of his $7,500 bail. Waris was also committed after failing to post ten percent of his $5,000 bail.