Newark Police Sunday arrested Wayne A. Cassidy, 62, of New Castle, after getting a report of a burglary at townhouse complex under construction.
At around 10:50 a.m., officers were called to the 1200 block of Casho Mill Road after a witness saw a male entering town houses under construction. The first officer at the scene saw a man running from the area carrying a bucket. The officer pursued the man, later identified as Cassidy, as he crossed Casho Mill Road and entered an apartment complex on Thorn Lane.
According to police, Cassidy refused commands to stop and the officer used his Taser device. Cassidy was struck in the back of the leg by the Taser prongs and fell to the ground. He was taken into custody without further incident. He was not injured.
The investigation determined that Cassidy entered into the townhouse complex and cut copper wiring from the buildings. The bucket carried by Cassidy contained copper and cutting tools. Cassidy was arrested and released after posting $3,750 secured bail.