Stranger found sleeping in child’s bedroom

Zachary Zeigler, 19, of Norfolk, Mass. was arrested for breaking and entering after Amherst police say he was found sleeping in a child's bedroom. Image Courtesy: Amherst Police Department

AMHERST, Mass. (WWLP) – Amherst police suspect alcohol may have led a UMass student to enter a Main Street home and fall asleep in a bedroom where a child had been sleeping.

Police Lt. Ronald Young told 22News that Zachary J. Zeigler, 19, of Norfolk, Mass. faces charges including breaking and entering and trespassing following the incident early Saturday morning.

According to Young, police were called around 6:00 A.M. for a report of a stranger inside the house. Officers then found Zeigler sleeping in a bunk bed, inside a room where a minor child had been sleeping.

No one was hurt. Young says that police suspect Zeigler had been drinking, and that led to the break-in.

Zeigler is also being charged with disturbing the peace and being a minor in possession of alcohol. He is scheduled to be arraigned Monday at Eastern Hampshire District Court in Belchertown.

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