Gun-wielding police yesterday nabbed a 21-year-old sophomore hiding in the shadows of a Brattle Street home after residents had phoned in a hurried burglary alarm. The student, Whitley Y. Dresser '50, was arraigned in Cambridge Court and released on $1000 ball.
Horace W. Frost, owner of the dwelling, summoned police after his maid was awakened by unusual noises outside the house. He went downstairs to the dining room, where he said Dresser was trying to enter through a window.
Meanwhile, police drove up silently and captured Dresser at gunpoint. They discovered his footprints beneath the dining room window.
Dresser said last night that he had been drinking and had lost his way, but denied trying to break in. His own lodgings at the Cambridge Quaker House are just a few doors away from the Frost dwelling.