Macon police arrested William Earl Brown, 40, on multiple charges Tuesday after officers discovered him allegedly trying to break into the New East China Buffet, 3740 Northside Drive, according to a police news release.
The release said a Macon police officer on patrol observed Brown trying to enter the closed restaurant from the back. Brown told the officer he was searching for scrap metal. The officer found Brown in possession of tools, while another officer found part of an air-conditioning unit on the ground beside the business.
Brown was charged with possession of burglary tools, felony criminal damage, felony theft by taking and a State Court probation violation. He was taken to the Bibb County jail.