WATERVILLE — A man was arrested early Thursday morning after he was caught stealing from a resident of the Village Green mobile home park, police said.

Harry S. Reed, 32, listed as a transient, is charged with theft, burglary and assault in connection to the case.

According to Waterville Deputy Chief Charles Rumsey, police were sent to a Village Green residence shortly after 4 a.m. in response to a report of a burglary. The resident told officers that she had discovered Reed in her home and the front pocket of his hooded sweatshirt was “bulging” with what she suspected to be her property, including an iPhone and a tablet computer.

The resident had known Reed for several years, but he was not supposed to be at her residence, Rumsey said.

According to the resident, Reed fled on foot but was pursued by her 20-year-old son. Farther down the street, the two men got into a scuffle and Reed punched the son in the face, Rumsey said. The younger man didn’t require medical attention, Rumsey added.

Officers found Reed nearby and after interviewing him issued him a summons for the assault, but did not find any of the missing property, Rumsey said.

After talking more with the victims, officers learned that Reed had thrown the stolen items away during the foot chase. Police found some of them in the area, then went searching for Reed, who eventually was found in Pine Grove Cemetery and arrested about 6 a.m., Rumsey said.

Reed faces a class B charge of burglary and misdemeanor charges of theft and assault.

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