Neighbors disturbed after home invasion, banging on doors

Neighbors disturbed after home invasion, banging on doors

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — Channel 11 is gathering scary details on a home invasion that happened in Westmoreland County.

A man allegedly barged into a New Kensington house while the homeowners were there.

According to police, the suspect went to home after home trying to get inside, until he finally succeeded -- but police were right there to arrest him.

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It was off Campbell Drive that neighbors reported alarming knocks on their doors.


Walter Alford III, 38, was high on cocaine and banging on doors, according to the criminal complaint.

The complaint goes on to say he "smashed out the front window of the residence and was yelling on the front porch" before going to several other homes and "yelling that he needs help and that someone was trying to kill him."

He eventually threw "a fence post through a window," police said, before they arrested him for forcing his way into a home on Kennedy Avenue.

Alford is facing a number of charges, including criminal trespassing, and is being held in the Westmoreland County Jail.