Philadelphia Police Officer Charged With Burglary, Theft in Alleged Break-In

A Philadelphia police officer has been arrested for allegedly breaking into a girlfriend's apartment and taking an item from the home, the police department said in a statement Thursday.

Alex McAdams, 28, has been suspended from duty for 30 days with intent to dismiss, police said.

The four-year veteran of the department allegedly broke into a girlfriend's home while off-duty in the early morning of March 5, police said. He allegedly removed a screen from a window, broke the window, entered the apartment, and then took a personal item, police said.

He then allegedly chased the woman from the apartment.

McAdams turned himself in to police Thursday to face charges of burglary, criminal trespass, theft, and criminal mischief.

He had been assigned to the 15th District.

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