A Harrington teen was arrested for attempted burglary on Monday after a local homeowner allegedly caught him trying to break into his car, chased him down and held him until police arrived, Harrington Sgt. Earl Brode said.


A Harrington teen was arrested for attempted burglary on Monday after a local homeowner allegedly caught him trying to break into his car, chased him down and held him until police arrived, Harrington Sgt. Earl Brode said.

Brode said the victim, a homeowner on Reese Avenue, interrupted what Brode described as a burglary in process, chased after the alleged burglar when he fled, and detained him until a neighbor called police — reporting “subjects fighting in the street,” Brode said. During the struggle, the suspect threw a flashlight at the homeowner, hitting him in the face, Brode said.

Police identified the teen as Ryan Lefort, 19, of Harrington. He was charged with third-degree attempted burglary, third-degree assault, criminal mischief under $1,000 and third-degree criminal trespass. He was released on $3,250 unsecured bond.