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Police catch burglar during break-in
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A man with an extensive criminal history that dates back to 1998 was arrested early Tuesday morning after he tried to burglarize 3 Pigs BBQ on Sparta Street.Joseph Muncey, 32, was captured by McMinnville Police after a foot chase that saw him break down the front door of a nearby home in an effort to hide from officers.“We’re still working on connecting him to the other burglaries in the area and there’s no doubt we suspect he is,” said McMinnville police investigator Capt. Derwin Adcock. “He’s using the same MO and he was caught trying to break into a business that had already been hit once before.”Muncey served time previously when he was sentenced for burglary and theft in February 2009. Police have been looking for the person or persons responsible for a string of break-ins that have been taking place for around a month.Muncey currently faces two counts of aggravated burglary and one count of evading arrest.Jail records list Muncey’s address as Edison Street, which is one of the side streets off Sparta Street where several burglaries have occurred.