Columbus Police catch burglary suspect in the act

Patrick Doyle; photo courtesy of Columbus Police Dept.

Columbus Police arrested a local man over the weekend after a resident returned home and observed her property outside of her house. At approximately 5 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the home in the 1600 block of Washington Street after the woman observed some of her property on top of a vehicle that was parked in front of her home.

When the officers arrived, they found 36-year-old Patrick E. Doyle, of Columbus, walking in the backyard of the residence. Doyle was taken into custody without incident. While standing near the house, the officers located some of the homeowner’s property in the backyard that appeared piled up for removal. Officers also located some of the homeowner’s property inside Doyle’s vehicle.

Doyle is facing preliminary charges of Burglary and Theft.