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Neighbor faces charges in Taylorsville burglary

A Taylorsville couple discovered the man next door was a little too neighborly last week. The 40-year-old-man helped himself to their possessions on or about June 4 while they were gone, according to charges filed in 3rd District Court.

A relative informed the couple that someone had burglarized their home, the charges state. When they went to their neighbor's house to ask about the missing property, they found their computer, luggage, cooler, steering wheel and a spotlight, according to charges filed.Jewelry worth $7,500, tools valued at $400, an $800 camcorder and two three-wheelers parked behind their house were also missing from the couple's residence, the charges state.

The man was charged Thursday with burglary and two counts of theft, second-degree felonies. He was also charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance, a third-degree felony. A detective stated that during the man's arrest, he found a baggie of methamphetamine, according to the charges.