Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Delco man charged with alleged burglary

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A man who police say broke into five different women's homes while they slept in the same Delaware County neighborhood since April was arrested and charged with burglary this week.

Tyrell Booker, 21, of Yeadon Borough, is facing charges in an April 16 burglary, in which a woman awoke to find him standing in her bedroom, said Upper Darby police superintendent Michael Chitwood.

Booker is also a suspect in four similar burglaries in Upper Darby that occurred in May and June, Chitwood said. In each incident, women reported that a man "got into bedrooms where female residents were sleeping and when they awake he was in the room," Chitwood said. "They either screamed or yelled, and he ran out." Nothing was stolen in any of the five incidents, Chitwood said, and only one woman told police that the suspect touched her.

Booker was arrested after the police asked residents in the Stonehurst neighborhood of Upper Darby for help in identifying suspects in the five break-ins. He was arraigned Wednesday on charges of burglary, criminal trespass, loitering and prowling, Chitwood said. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 cash bail at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility in Thornton.

- Laura McCrystal

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