Newtown Police: Naked Intruder Caught Inside Church Hill Rd. Home
A very happy and very naked dude is, in most cases, not something anyone wants to see when they walk in their front door on a Saturday morning. Especially when it's a naked dude they don't even know.
According to the Newtown Police Department, that's exactly what happened to residents of a Church Hill Rd. home.
At around 8:00 AM Saturday morning (April 13), officers responded to the residence after the homeowners reported that they had gone shopping for a bit and when they came back, they say found an absolute mid-morning nightmare -- a strange man waking around inside their house. Naked.
The owners said they immediately left the house and called police and when officers arrived, they arrested 35-year-old Joseph Achenbach of Watertown, taking him into custody.
Police say that after their initial investigation, it's apparent that Achenbach crashed his 2018 Ford Escape into the back yard of the Church Hill Rd. residence. From there, he allegedly entered the home through a sliding door that was believed to be unlocked.
After one of the most important parts of the investigation, Achenbach's missing clothes were reportedly nowhere to be found, and police believe he was naked at the time of the car crash.
If what the NPD alleges is actually the case, I'd probably want to get out the car as soon as possible too. Vulnerable, naked driving doesn't sound fun at all. Especially if the seats are leather.
Achenbach has been charged with criminal trespass, reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, evading responsibility and DWI. He's being held on a $5,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.
Lt. Aaron Bahamonde of the NPD released the following statement regarding the incident:
Obviously this was a very terrifying situation for the homeowners and we are very happy our officers were able to respond, in prompt manner, and apprehend the suspect without anyone getting hurt. We will not speculate as to the motive, but can say with certainty that alcohol and/or drugs played a role in Achenbach's behavior.