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Purdue police charge man with residential entry

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University police charged a man with breaking into a residence at a West State Street apartment complex Thursday (May 1) evening.

Jacob Engberts, 24, a senior from Terre Haute, Ind., majoring in Liberal Arts, was charged with residential entry, a Class D felony. According to a report, Purdue police were called to an apartment at 1317 W. State St., at 8:54 p.m. following an incident between a couple that had broken up earlier Thursday. The woman told police that when she returned to her apartment, she saw Engberts in the hallway area of the complex with her laptop, which had been in her apartment.

“She said she asked why he was at her apartment and how he was able to get in since the door was locked,” said Purdue police detective Sgt. Matt Rosenbarger.

Bond was set at $500 for the residential entry charge. A Class D felony is punishable by a maximum of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.

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