Resident Confronts Greenbriar Ln Burglar, Police Say

Jeremy Balkam, 25, of Northampton is facing burglary charges after police say he tried to break into a home in Newtown Township.

A Northampton man is facing burglary charges after police say he attempted to break into a home on Greenbriar Lane in Newtown Township. 

According to information provided by Newtown Township Police Department, a resident reported someone was attempting to break into his home around 11:40 a.m. Monday.

The resident, who was home at the time of the attempted break-in, said a man, later identified as Jeremy Balkam, 25, rang the doorbell but he didn’t answer.

Balkam then tried to open the back door and a window, the resident told police. At that point, the resident confronted Balkam, who told the homeowner that his girlfriend lived in the neighborhood. He told the homeowner that his girlfriend’s bike was stolen and he was trying to find out of a neighbor had seen it, police said.   

Balkam left but was later located by police walking nearby.   

“While police were speaking to Balkam, it was determined that his reasons for his actions did not make sense so he was taken into custody and transported to police headquarters,” police said.  He was arraigned on charges of burglary, attempt at burglary, criminal trespass, attempt at criminal trespass, theft by unlawful taking and attempt at theft by unlawful taking. 

Balkam was sent to the Bucks County Correctional Facility in lieu of 10 percent of $50,000 bail.


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