Story last updated at 12:44 p.m. Thursday, May 2, 2002

Midnight visitor charged
An Anchor Point man has been charged with attempted burglary in the first degree and more charges are pending after he allegedly wandered into a woman's bedroom and tried to get into another woman's house last week.

Jesse Andrew Drake, 25, allegedly entered Anchor Point resident Amanda Berthelot's house on April 27 around 2 a.m. and went to her bedroom, according to court records. Berthelot woke when Drake turned on the light, and told him to leave. He did, saying he might be in the wrong place.

Drake then walked next door to Sherry Johnson's house, and broke the screen to the front door in an attempt to get inside, troopers say.

When Johnson heard the noise, she went to investigate, and found Drake on her porch, records say. Drake allegedly repeatedly tried to enter her house until Johnson's boyfriend, Greg Alman, came to the door and yelled at him.

Alman told troopers Drake had tried to get into Johnson's residence eight months ago, and was told then to stay away. Troopers said similar complaints against Drake had been made by several residences in the Anchor Point area in the past.

Troopers said when Drake was contacted the next day, he told troopers he had been drinking the night before, and was so intoxicated he could not remember what happened.

While only charged with attempted burglary, a felony, Drake's actions could constitute a laundry list of other charges, including criminal trespass, criminal mischief and fourth degree assault.

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