A Perry man faces burglary and theft charges Thursday in an incident that called on a Perry Police Department officer to Taser the man in order to prevent his harming himself.
According to a statement by the Perry Police Department released Thursday afternoon, Rafael Partida Jr., 21, of 1007 Dewey Ave., #12, in Perry was arrested at his home in an incident that began shortly before 10:30 p.m. Wednesday when a caller said “an unwanted subject had entered a residence at 2702 Willis Ave. through a window.”
The caller said she confronted the intruding Partida, whom she recognized, and he left her residence, but a few minutes later she realized her laptop computer was missing. Call records of the Perry Police Department indicated Partida later smashed the computer in the street.
Officers responded to the Willis Avenue address and then attempted to locate Partida at his apartment on Dewey Avenue. According to police, an officer observed Partida entering his apartment, and officers were then allowed into the apartment by a relative of Partida.
Once inside, the officers confronted Partida, who was armed with a utility knife and was judged to be “attempting to harm himself,” according to call records. An officer deployed a Taser, and Partida was taken into custody.
Partida was transported to the Dallas County Hospital and treated for a medical condition unrelated to his arrest. He was later transported to the Dallas County Jail, where faces charges of second-degree burglary and third-degree theft.
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