A 53-year-old Centerville man is facing charges after police say he illegally crawled through his ex-girlfriend’s apartment in order to retrieve his belongings.

James A. Claypoole, 18544 Fink Road, was arraigned before Magisterial District Judge Samuel Pendolino on Saturday.

Claypoole allegedly sent a text message to his girlfriend in mid-July demanding that she return to her Titusville apartment and let him in, according to the criminal complaint filed by police in the case.

When he received no response, according to police, Claypoole texted, “And if I have to I’ll kick your screen in your bedroom window and I’ll go in and get my stuff and I’ll leave your door unlocked.”

The ex-girlfriend, who was out of town at the time, notified a neighbor, who checked the apartment and found the screen to the bedroom window was torn and the window open, according to the criminal complaint.

Police responded to the Rockwood Drive apartment at 12:37 a.m. July 18. No one was inside, according to the criminal complaint, but the door was unlocked.

The apartment resident later told police that when she returned only Claypoole’s belongings were gone, including a coffee pot, a can of coffee, shampoo, a razor, potato chips and dip.

Claypoole faces a first degree felony charge of burglary, a second degree felony charge of criminal trespass, a first degree misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats and summary charges of harassment and criminal mischief.

Claypoole remains free on $5,000 bond. A preliminary hearing in the case was scheduled before Pendolino on Oct. 18.

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