COLUMBIA — Police arrested a man in connection with a burglary Thursday morning on Doris Drive in north Columbia.
Anthony S. Webb, 24, was arrested on charges of first degree burglary, according to a police press release.
Police said officers were dispatched to the scene of a burglary in progress around 12:10 a.m. Thursday on Doris Drive.
According to the press release, the 20-year-old woman living at the house told police that someone was knocking on her front door but when she got out of bed to check, no one was there.
The woman told police she then went back to bed but heard noises on her back patio a short time later. She told police that when she got up to check, a rock shattered her back door. The woman said she ran to her bedroom and shut herself inside and told police she could hear someone in the house. She said the burglar attempted to kick in her bedroom door.
Police said officers stopped a male, identified by police as Webb, walking south from the house and detained him based on the information they gathered during a field interview, according to the press release. Police said officers at the scene found evidence linking Webb to the burglary and said he was taken into custody without incident.
Police said officers who canvassed the area were told that someone had been knocking on doors in the neighborhood before the burglary.
Police are also investigating other burglaries that recently occurred in the same neighborhood, according to the press release.
Police said the woman was not injured and did not notice anything missing from her home.
Webb's cash-only bond was set at $100,000, Wieneke said.
Police are asking anyone who had contact with someone knocking on doors or saw anyone suspicious in the area recently to contact Detective Chris Boyle at 874-7658.