Neighbor's actions help police

Saturday, August 8, 1998

The Cincinnati Enquirer

BURLINGTON -- A Boone County man was credited by police for helping track two men accused of burglarizing his neighbor's house.

Greg Hansen saw two men speeding away from a neighbor's house on River Road on Thursday afternoon. He called police on his cellular phone, jumped in his car and followed the men from a safe distance, said Lt. Jack Banks, spokesman for the Boone County police. The department also was alerted to the burglary by an alarm in the house. Within a few minutes, Boone County Police Officer Bobby Pate recognized the car Mr. Hansen had described to police. He tried to pull it over, but the car continued. The driver stopped about a half-mile later when he saw a Boone County sheriff's deputy and realized all his escape routes were blocked.

The driver was Paul D. York, 46, of Covington. He was charged with attempted burglary and operating a motor vehicle on a suspended license, police said. The passenger, Joseph T. Masters, 29, of Bromley, was charged with attempted burglary and intoxication. Both men were taken to the Boone County Jail.

Capt. Jim Whalen said more people should watch out for their neighbors so well.

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