A man attempting a burglary in West Harrison appears to have picked the wrong residence, as he was caught in the act and chased from a Lakeview Avenue home by a man and his dog before being apprehended, police say.
Resident Doug Harrison awoke at about 11:30 p.m. Sunday night to the sound of his barking Rottweiler. When he went to see what was happening, police say he encountered Lawrence Morrison, 29, in his home attempting a burglary. Morrison, carrying a crowbar, white plastic bag and bungee cord, made a threatening gesture to Harrison before quickly turning back and retreating, Police Chief Anthony Marraccini said.
Harrison and his dog pursued Morrison to the area of Morrison's home at nearby 242 Park Avenue where police joined the search. Police were closing in on Morrison's home when his mother turned him in, Marraccini said.
Once in custody, Marraccini said Morrison—who has an extensive criminal record including burglary, stolen property and drug possession—attempted to escape again but was quickly subdued, leading to additional charges.
Police have charged Morrison with first-degree burglary and attempted escape—both felonies—as well as misdemeanor charges of menacing, criminal mischief and possession of burglary tools.
Morrison is being held in Westchester County Jail without bail.