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Easton Police Take Down Burglary Suspect; Officer Hurt

Justin Taitz allegedly tried to break into a Center Street home Friday morning.

Justin Taitz. Credit: Easton police
Justin Taitz. Credit: Easton police
Easton police said an officer was hurt while taking down an alleged burglar early Friday morning.

Officers responded to a Center Street home at about 2 a.m. after a woman said a man was trying to break in.

Police said they found Justin M. Taitz, 23, of 38 Edward Drive, Stoughton, hiding in a nearby recreational vehicle.

Police said he scuffled with officers trying to arrest him. One officer sustained a knee injury, according to Police Chief Allen Krajcik.

Taitz was charged with breaking and entering and destruction to property, among other charges.


miss April 19, 2014 at 01:39 AM
actually it was his bestfriend's moms house. which his bestfriend stays in a trailer outside of his mother's house. they all got too drunk and he brought his friend inside of his trailer... and while in a drunken stupor, he tried finding his friend in his "house," after his friend left.... so bringing a gun involved is irrelevant. its called a misunderstanding.
Chris Tracy April 26, 2014 at 10:08 AM
Really Miss?? What part of the misunderstanding has a police officer hurt?
JF April 26, 2014 at 06:08 PM
Too bad the idiot wasn't shot. Nothing worse than home invasion. Only the worst scumbags will break in to your house while they know your home. Then he attacked one of our cops too. What a piece of crap this kid is.
chrisman April 26, 2014 at 07:04 PM
Couldn't agree more
pamela rodrigues May 09, 2014 at 10:55 PM
Remember..TWO sides to every story??? Maybe it WAS his friends house..maybe he was drinking...but shoot him? Really??

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