Following being arrested on burglary charges at Mel's Kitchen in Manayunk in September, a Roxborough man awaits his court date, court records say.
Philadelphia Police arrested Michael Crossan, 34, Sept. 17 for burglarizing the 5000 block of Umbria Street facility, police and court records indicate.
At 9 p.m., a witness told police she heard glass shattering while she walked to her vehicle in the parking lot. She said she saw Crossan driving his car, a red Dodge Neon with front-end damage, and fleeing the scene.
She followed Crossan in her car to Fleming Street while calling police. There, officers arrived and stopped his car.
Police said a brief "scuffle" ensued before they were able to put Crossan under arrest. The witness positively identified him and his car.
When the restaurant owner arrived to the establishment, a cash register with $150 in it was discovered missing. The office was ransacked and a hammer was found.
Crossan was arraigned and faces burglary, criminal trespassing, theft by unlawful taking, receiving stolen property and criminal mischief charges, according to court records.
Courts set bail at $10,000 for Crossan, which he did not post. Crossan currently is incarcerated at House Of Corrections, 8001 State Road.
Originally, Crossan had a hearing scheduled Oct. 2, but the commonwealth received a continuance, as the witness was not present. The next court date is Dec. 12.