Pair arrested breaking into apartment

JACKSON — A pair of would-be burglars were foiled by a resident of the apartment they allegedly intended to burglarize.

Jackson police Sgt. Steven Laskiewicz reported that on May 17 at 10:40 p.m., police officers responded to a call from people in an apartment in the Regency Club apartment complex on Brewers Bridge Road.

He said the resident called police after she locked herself in her bathroom upon hearing someone trying to break into her apartment through the bedroom window.

Laskiewicz said the woman stayed on the phone and told the police dispatcher she was able to hear people inside her apartment.

Officers arrived on the scene and observed suspects in the apartment and were advised that the resident, who was still on the phone with the dispatcher, remained locked in the bathroom.

The officers subsequently made entry into the apartment and took two suspects into custody. The resident of the apartment was checked and found to be OK, police said.

An investigation determined the suspects had entered the apartment through the bedroom window in a possible attempt to locate prescription medication, Laskiewicz said.

A computer and a television had been stacked by the window in an apparent attempt to remove those items from the apartment, he reported.

Police said Melissa Hennings, 26, of Jackson, who was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal attempt/ theft. Bail was set for Hennings at $25,000 with no 10 percent option.

Police said Jerome Maghan, 29, of Jackson, was charged with burglary, criminal mischief and criminal attempt/theft. Bail was set for Maghan at $35,000 with no 10 percent option.

Police officers Jeff Henba, Sean Greenberger and William Simon responded and Detective Scott Conover assisted with the investigation.