Man arrested in Perry Twp for breaking into business


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A Canton man was arrested Sunday morning after police say he broke into an American Freight Furniture and Appliance store.

Police were dispatched to the furniture store in the 4000 block of Lincoln Way East at 2:20 a.m. for an alarm.

When they arrived to the scene, they discovered the suspected forced his way into the building and then attempted to flee police, according to a Perry Township Police press release.

The suspect was later taken into custody without incident after they set up a perimeter around the building.

25-year-old Joel Hernandez Montenegro, 25, of Canton is facing charges for safecracking, breaking and entering, vandalism, possession of criminal tools, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Police added that he was wanted for outstanding warrants from the Canton Police Department for failure to appear, M-1 Theft and M-1 Theft; and the Jackson Township Police Department for Failure to Appear M-1 Theft and Obstructing Official Business M-2.