SHAMOKIN — A man wanted on warrants out of Schuylkill County climbed onto a neighbor’s roof on Pearl Street Saturday afternoon in an attempt to avoid apprehension, police said.

Travis Beaver, 19, of Shenandoah, had been living with his parents at 1001 N. Pearl St., according to Cpl. Jarrod Scandle.

Scandle said the mother of Beaver’s girlfriend called police asking to do a welfare check around 4:56 p.m., stating she was concerned for her daughter. At the home, police learned from the girlfriend that Beaver was upstairs.

Scandle said when police went upstairs to take Beaver into custody, he allegedly went through a door in a common attic to the neighboring property at 1003 N. Pearl St., and climbed through a metal hatch onto the roof.

A ladder truck from Station 30 was called, and Scandle climbed onto the roof in an effort to apprehend Beaver. However, the defendant climbed back through the hatch to escape Scandle, he said.

Officers went into the neighbor’s home and found Beaver hiding in a bedroom closet. He was in police custody by 6:05 p.m. and transported by Scandle to Columbia County Prison, Bloomsburg, where he was incarcerated on the warrants.

Felony charges of burglary, criminal trespass and flight to avoid apprehension will be filed with Magisterial Judge John Gembic III, Scandle said.

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