A Lebanon man was arrested Sunday, Feb. 12, for allegedly hiding in a local grocery store after it had closed to steal items from the store.
At approximately 11:17 p.m. on Sunday, officers with the Lebanon Police Department responded to the H.G. Hills Grocery Store at 312 East High Street in Lebanon in reference to an alarm.
Upon arrival, the officers noticed a white Oldsmobile Alero in the parking lot and a perimeter check revealed all entries were secure. The store manager arrived and opened the front door, allowing officers to check inside the store.
Immediately upon entry, officers made contact with Max M. Szczublewski, 22, of 424 Harding Drive, Lebanon, who reportedly told them he went to the restroom prior to the store closing and when coming out, found himself locked inside.
The store manager said he remembered Szczublewski entering the store, but noted it was supposedly an hour before the store closed. A search of Szczublewski allegedly revealed items from the store including two hypodermic needles and a cell phone.
Officers said Szczublewski allegedly hid in the store intentionally and waited for it to close in order to steal items from the store.
Szczublewski was arrested and charged with Burglary and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is currently in custody on a $7,500 bond and is to appear in General Sessions Court on May 2.