A 28-year-old homeless man who is from the Peekskill area is facing misdemeanor and felony charges after police found him in a vacant house, according to officials.
Officers responded to the house in the North end of the city at about 8:10 p.m. Thursday after neighbors told police they saw someone they did not recognize on the property, according to a statement from authorities.
"Upon arrival officers located 28-year-old Charles Beckett inside the residence," police said. "During an investigation it was learned that Beckett, who is from the Peekskill area but is homeless, had entered the home through a rear door. Beckett was found to be in possession of unlabeled prescription narcotics and powder cocaine."
Police charged Beckett with second-degree burglary and fifth-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, felonies, as well as seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor.
Sgt. Angelo Antonucci, Officer Jack Galusha, Det. Anthony Malfitano and Det. Joseph McGann were involved in the investigation. Beckett is being held in city jail pending arraignment.