Police got a call from someone tonight about 11:30 p.m., reporting that a man had just kicked in the front door at The Coffee Mill Emporium at Middle and Palmer streets downtown.
Officers arrived just as a man was leaving the store. Officer Danny Brito chased him on foot across Merrimack Street, before catching up and making an arrest in the yard of St. Anne’s Episcopal Church, at Merrimack and Kirk streets.
William Clegg, 33, of Lowell, will face a count of breaking and entering night, and possibly more charges. He was being held tonight.
Clegg has 50 arraignments on his adult criminal history, according to police radio broadcasts.
His most recent arrests, according to our archives here at The Sun, were for possession of a class A substance, conspiracy to violate drug laws, unarmed robbery, domestic assault and battery, shoplifting, and a restraining order violation.