Lewistown man removed from apartment, returns, is arrested

A Lewistown man was arrested Saturday for allegedly breaking into a residence after having been removed by police.

According to a criminal complaint filed by State College police, a female resident met with police along Westerly Parkway claiming that Richard Shimenas, 37, had injured her hand and arms. Police went with the woman to her apartment and escorted Shimenas from the residence, driving him to the Sheetz on South Atherton Street.

Shimenas was told not to return to the apartment and to surrender the spare key, police said. He reportedly told police he left the key at the residence.

Police were unable to find the key at the apartment, the complaint said, after which the woman went to the emergency room for evaluation. Police returned to Sheetz to question Shimenas, but he was no longer there.

After a search, Shimenas was reportedly found back at the residence, police said, having entered through an unlocked window.

Shimenas was arraigned before District Judge Steven Lachman and charged with a felony count of criminal trespassing, according to court documents. Unsecured bail was set at $20,000. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for Wednesday.

Jeremy Hartley: 814-231-4616, @JJHartleyNews