ELIZABETH CITY-- Police have arrested two intruders thanks to a newly installed alarm system.
Officers responded to a call of breaking and entering and larceny at the former Elizabeth City Middle School on Sunday shortly after 3 pm. A portion of the school is now being leased by the Elizabeth City Pasquotank County Police Athletic League and being used by the Fraternal Order of Police as a 'Haunted House' to raise money for youth projects.
Police found that copper piping had been cut from the air conditioning system and other items inside were broken and strewn about.
After their initial investigation, the officers left items as they were anticipating a return visit from the burglars.
Around 9:22 pm the hunch paid off. The thieves broke in again but this time they had not planned on a newly installed alarm system and a vigilant volunteer to sit and monitor it.. The new security system now encompasses the entire building.
Police responded in time to arrest Lemeyon Clayshawn Walker, 23, of South Mills and Tevin S. Walker, 20, of Elizabeth City who were coming out of a second story window.
Both were charged with Felony Breaking and Entering, Possession of Burglary Tools, Possession of Stolen Goods, Injury to Real Property and 1st Degree Trespass.