Editor's Note: This story has been updated.
SHRUB OAK, N.Y. – The Yorktown Police Department has arrested the suspect in yesterday's attempted burglary of a Shrub Oak home.
Police said Paul Rivera, a 28-year-old Garrison resident, attempted to break into a home on Pine Court between 9–9:30 a.m. He was arrested around 1 p.m. Friday at his temporary residence on Spillway Road in Shrub Oak, police said.
The incident prompted three Lakeland schools to enter lockout mode.
According to police, Rivera first attempted to enter the Pine Court home through a rear sliding door. When unsuccessful, he attempted to pry a lower rear door open using a shovel that was left outside by the homeowner. The homeowner then confronted Rivera, who fled the scene.
“He attempted to enter a residence unaware that the homeowner was home,” said Police Chief Robert Noble. He said Rivera made no threats and did not display a weapon.
In addition to the attempted Pine Court burglary, Rivera is also accused of attempting to break into another Shrub Oak home as well as theft of property from a parked car.
Rivera was charged with two counts of attempted burglary, a D felony; and fourth-degree grand larceny, an E felony.