Christopher Allen Rich, 43 of Rome, was arrested this week after police said he burglarized two homes on Shorter Avenue January 3rd.

Reports said that he stole numerous items from the homes, as well as consumed illegal methamphetamine while inside.

Police stated that one of the homes belonged to a 70 year-old man.

Reports added that while police was searching for Rich they found him hiding in a closet.

Rich is charged with two counts of first degree burglary, criminal trespass, exploitation and intimidation of the elderly, obstruction of police and probation violation.