Two homeless men were arrested Monday evening after police say they broke into an apartment building complex that had caught on fire the day before and displaced residents.

The Norfolk Police Department issued the below release detailing the arrests:

On October 30, at 8:17 p.m., Norfolk Police were dispatched to 815 West Benjamin Avenue. A neighbor reported that they heard what sounded like a door being kicked on the far west side of the apartment building and that they had also observed a subject on the second floor wearing a black hood. On October 29th, 2017 there was a fire at this apartment building, causing the building to be declared unsafe by management. “No Trespass” notices had been placed on the apartment doors stating that no one was supposed to be inside of the apartments without permission of the apartment management.

When officers arrived at the apartment building, they observed that the parking lot was completely empty and all of the  lights in all of the apartments were off. The responding officers found an exterior apartment door that had been forced open. In searching the apartment, they found two men. They were identified as Anthony J. Fuerhoff , 35, homeless, and Levi W. VanFleet, 29, also homeless. Both men were detained as officers verified that they did not live in the apartments. Both men were also searched and questioned. VanFleet had a large coin in his pocket that the resident of the apartment later identified, as well as a small plastic baggie with a white crystallized substance that tested positive for methamphetamine. Officers recovered a women’s wristwatch from Fuerhoff as well as a small plastic baggie containing a white powdery substance that tested positive for methamphetamine.

Levi W. VanFleet was arrested for:
1. Burglary 
2. Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine
3. Two out of county warrants

Anthony J. Fuerhoff was arrested for:
1. Burglary
2. Possession of a controlled substance – methamphetamine

Both men were initially held in the Norfolk City Jail and were later transferred to the Madison County Jail.