A man who claimed to be looking for his wallet has been charged with felony criminal trespass to a residence and obstructing identification after a Lakeview woman identified him as the man who tried to open her bedroom door at 5:30 a.m. last week.
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Several 911 callers reported seeing a man walking house-to-house, checking the door knobs on homes in the 1200 block of West Newport around 6:30 a.m. on June 8.
Responding officers say they saw Jefferey D. White enter a gangway on the block as they arrived. They stopped him for an interview.
As they spoke with White, a woman emerged from a nearby home and said that she had chased White from her home after he tried to open her bedroom door, police said. He had apparently climbed through the woman’s front window, prosecutors said.
Just as police were preparing to take White into the station, another resident of Newport walked up and handed them a wallet that she found on top of her porch. It was White’s.
Officers reviewed the wallet’s contents and determined that it belonged to White, who had given them a fake name.
White works as a security guard.