MONONGAHELA (KDKA) — Police in Monongahela say they’ve charged a tenant of the Monongahela Manor senior citizen high rise with burglary and criminal trespassing.

The high rise is operated by the Washington County Housing Authority. Monongahela Police Chief Brian Tempest told KDKA-TV that Charlene Antol was arrested in a fifth floor apartment in the room of another tenant.

Many of the building tenants were downstairs playing bingo. Tempest said Antol was spotted as she was trying to hide inside a closet.

KDKA-TV tried to talk to Antol Monday night, but she said she didn’t know anything about the charges, and she and a friend drove off in a hurry.

Other Monongahela Manor residents did react to the charges.

‘I’m pretty shocked, stunned, but not surprised,” Eugene Ekaitis said.

“To me, it’s kind of a shock,” Rene Rojas said. “I’m sorry it happened. It’s a shame – she was a nice lady. You just never know.”

Chief Tempest said Charlene Antol is a 69-year-old and will mark her 70th birthday Tuesday. She has a court appearance set for June 30th.

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