SKOWHEGAN — A Skowhegan man faces criminal charges after he allegedly was caught by a video security system inside the storage area of a duplex Sunday afternoon on Middle Road.

Tyler Atkinson, 21, who is a resident of the duplex, allegedly was seen by the landlord in an area of the building where he was not allowed, Skowhegan Deputy Police Chief Dale Lancaster said Thursday.

Offices Ian Shalit and Theresa Brown were called to the home at about 4:20 p.m. Sunday after the homeowner, Harriet Kemezys, who also lives in the duplex, saw someone in the storage area.

“They have an alarm system, that when a certain area of the home is breached, they get some type of video feed and she was receiving that,” Lancaster said. “It’s a type of video stream that provides her with pictures; the movement inside the room triggers the cameras and it provides her with pictures of who might be in the room.”

Lancaster said Atkinson was taken to the police station, where he was interviewed and charged with criminal trespass and criminal mischief.

The case is now in the hands of the office of district attorney for review and possible additional charges.

Doug Harlow — 612-2367

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