WILKES-BARRE - Police have arrested a Queens, N.Y., man in connection with a home invasion that occurred Saturday night at 115 Carey Ave.
City police charged Jamel Martin, 18, with criminal trespass and providing false identification to law enforcement.
In arrest papers, police said Martin has a 36-page criminal rap sheet out of New York.
Police said Martin showed up at the home around 8:30 p.m., started banging on the door and yelled "let me the (expletive) in." Martin eventually kicked open the door and entered the home, police said.
The resident, Janice Issac, who called police, was screaming for Martin to leave, police said.
"Get out of here. You don't belong here," she told him.
Issac told police Martin is a foster brother of her boyfriend and is forbidden from being in her residence.
Investigators said Martin provided police with a fake name and birthday, so they planned to take him to the Kingston police station to be identified on their LIVESCAN fingerprint system. On the way, police said Martin told police the truth.
"Listen, my criminal history name is Jamel Martin," police said.
Martin also tried to negotiate with police about the charges he'd face, police said.
"Hey, I didn't really kick in the door, but I kinda made my way in if you know what I mean," Martin told the cops. "Does that make it less of a charge?"
Martin was arraigned before on-duty Magisterial District Judge Donald Whittaker.
Whittaker ordered Martin jailed in the Luzerne County Correctional Facility in lieu of $75,000 cash bail