Confused Crook Startles Glendale Resident
Just after opening his eyes, a Glendale man reportedly discovered an alleged burglar standing in front of his bed last Saturday morning, Aug. 23, police reported.
Law enforcement sources said the resident spotted Swiftwater Dunphy, 20, of Brooklyn in the bedroom of his home on 72nd Place between Central and Cooper avenues at about 6:30 a.m. Saturday morning.
Investigators later determined that Dunphy allegedly entered the home moments earlier through an open bathroom window.
Police sources stated the owner found a kitchen knife allegedly placed by Dunphy on the top of a bedroom dresser.
When the resident asked Dunphy what he was doing in his home, sources familiar with the investigation stated, the suspect- apparently under the influence of drugs-asked where the subway station was located.
Police said the man walked Dunphy out of the home; the suspect was reportedly observed walking up the block, then running away.
Officers from the 104th Precinct responded to the incident and collared Dunphy a short time later.
Upon being stopped, police reportedly found in his possession a number of items allegedly stolen from the home, including jewelry, prescription drugs and a cell phone.
Dunphy was charged with thirddegree burglary and criminal possession of stolen property.
According to court records, Judge Michele Armstrong ordered Dunphy held on $10,000 bond or $3,500 cash bail during an arraignment hearing last Saturday in Queens Criminal Court. He is due back in court on Sept. 5.