Columbus police: Suspect arrested in attempted A/C theft

Columbus police arrested a man early today in the attempted theft of an air-conditioning unit, reports state.

James Waldon, 55, is accused in connection with the incident at Buena Vista Road Partners, 3001 Buena Vista Road, police said.

According to reports, officers responded to a silent alarm on the A/C unit at the business just after midnight. They found the unit had been broken by tools, causing more than $500 in damage.

Waldon faces charges of theft by taking, possession of tools during the commission of a crime, loitering or prowling, criminal trespass and second-degree criminal damage to property, Muscogee County Jail records state.