DUBOIS – A DuBois man is facing charges for allegedly trying to burglarize a residence Feb. 21.
Torry D. Gonzales, 34, has been charged by DuBois City police with criminal attempt/burglary; criminal attempt/criminal trespass; loitering and prowling at nighttime; criminal mischief; and simple assault.
Bail has been set at $50,000 monetary. Gonzales is scheduled to appear for a preliminary hearing at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 24 at Magisterial District Judge Pat Ford’s office.
According to the report, police were dispatched to a Locust Street residence for a report of an attempted burglary. Police said the victim was made aware of someone trying to enter the rear of his residence by kicking the door.
The victim told police when he got to the rear of his residence he witnessed a male kneeling down and trying to gain access to the door.
When he confronted the male, he was allegedly shoved down the stairs away from the door, and the male pulled out a knife.
When police arrived on scene, the victim stated the male had fled down the alley. Then, police observed a male who matched the description kneeling down by a fence.
When the male suspect observed the patrol unit, he took off. He was later identified as Gonzales and observed lying under a porch on Penn Avenue. He was subsequently taken into custody.
Gonzales is currently incarcerated at the Clearfield County Jail.