Burglary/Arson/Criminal Trespass - Arrest Made

On March 7 at approximately 1700 hours, James Duncan arrived at 15 North Washington Street.  He then kicked in the side door and entered the unoccupied structure.  He spent an unknown period of time inside the structure.    Smoke was observed coming from the building after 10 to 15 minutes after Duncan was seen exiting the building.  When the Fire Department arrived they observed Duncan walking East on Martin Ave. toward the Sheetz.  Officers came into contact with Duncan at Sheetz where he was positively identified as the person who was seen kicking in the side door.  Officers then transported him to the Shippensburg Police Department where he confessed to forcing entry in to the building.

Charges were filed and he was transported to Cumberland County Prison where he is currently being held.