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Portsmouth teen charged with burglary, allegedly caught by homeowner

Posted: 4:19 PM, Oct 01, 2012
Updated: 2012-10-01 16:19:15-04
Portsmouth teen charged with burglary, allegedly caught by homeowner

Michael Anthony Faison, 19, of the 1100 block of Fifth Street in Portsmouth has been charged with burglary.

According to police, on September 29, 2012 at around 1:00 a.m., they received a call about a burglary in progress in the 2100 block of Green Street.

Police say when they arrived, they found the homeowner detaining Faison in the back of the home.

They say the homeowner left his house at around midnight and came back an hour later.

They say while the homeowner was gone, Faison went into the home through a back window and allegedly took computer equipment. When the homeowner returned, police say he found the teen climbing over a fence. The homeowner’s items were found in an adjacent back yard.

Police say the homeowner held Faison until officers arrived.

Faison is currently in the custody of the Portsmouth Sheriff’s Office.