Warren woman, baby OK after home invasion

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) — A woman and her baby are OK after a man invaded their home during a daring daytime burglary on Wednesday.

It happened just after 12:30 p.m. at a home on Oak Knoll Avenue S.E.  Zack Potter, who recently moved to the neighborhood, said he got a frantic call from his wife who was at home with their 1-month-old son.

“Somebody had been at the house for a good bit of time and ringing the doorbell, knocking on the door and was not leaving,” Potter said.

The suspect then began knocking on the back door and when no one answered, he broke in the window and went inside. Potter’s wife barricaded herself and the baby in the bedroom and called 911.

Police arrived minutes later, but the suspect escaped. Potter arrived home to find several cruisers in front of his house and a shaken wife.

“She is very much shaken up, but everything is OK. Nobody was hurt or injured, so it’s a blessing and a positive,” Potter said.

Warren Police Department Lt. Jeff Cole said these type of break-ins are happening often around the area.

“We are finding that a lot of daytime burglaries are happening because the suspect is knocking at the door and if there is no answer at the door, they are making the assumption that no one is home and then break in,” Cole said.

Police searched the neighborhood for the suspect, but so far, no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Warren Police Department at 330-394-2521.


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