PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - Portsmouth Police have arrested an 18-year-old man and are searching for another suspect in connection to a burglary Friday morning.
Det. Misty Holley with the Portsmouth Police Department said officers were conducting routine patrols when a citizen informed them of a possible burglary in the 2700 block of Bagley Street around 11 a.m. When officers arrived, they found the rear window of the home open and the screen on the ground.
Holley said two male suspects came out of the back door and tried to flee the area as other officers arrived to assist. One suspect, identified as Markel Donald Byrd, was taken into custody and charged with burglary as well as contempt of court on an outstanding warrant.
The other suspect was able to get away. His identity is unknown.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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