A man tried to break into the home of an Amherst Town Board member Thursday morning.
Todd E. Shatkin, his wife and two children were asleep at 5 a.m. when their home alarm went off. Amherst Police Officers James Jackson and Robert Cunningham arrived and arrested Bruce G. Barba, 26, who was living in a nearby hotel on Sheridan Drive. Barba was charged with criminal trespass. He broke in through a door in the garage at the Beresford Court home.
"Within 30 seconds the police got over there and got him," Shatkin said. "They caught this guy before he got off our street."