Front Royal police arrested a local man on charges related to an attempted burglary at the American Legion. 

According to a news release, police responded to a motion alarm at the American Legion, 22 W. 8th St. in Front Royal, at 12:55 a.m. Tuesday. While doing a quick scan of the exterior of the building, officers observed an open window and discovered William Roy Foster, 55, dressed in dark clothing and a mask covering his face, attempting to exit the building. Foster then retreated back inside the building out of view.

According to the release, other units arrived on the scene and a perimeter was set up. Police discovered the spot where they said Foster had entered the building. They found him there and arrested him.

Foster was charged with entering a dwelling or a house with intent to commit larceny and possession of burglary tools. He is being held without bond at the Rappahannock-Shenandoah-Warren Regional Jail. His court date is set for 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in Warren County General District Court.

Capt. Crystal Cline, of the Front Royal Police Department, said that police are continuing their investigation. Anyone information about this incident is asked to contact Detective M. Ramey at 540-636-2208 or by email at mramey@frontroyalva.com.

Contact Donald Lambert at dlambert@nvdaily.com