Police: Drunken man took child from Carlisle home

Ricardo Arena

CARLISLE, Pa. (WHTM) – Police say a Carlisle man was highly intoxicated when he took a child from a home Friday night.

Ricardo Arena, 57, has been charged with attempted kidnapping, criminal trespass, and public drunkenness.

Borough police said Arena went into a home in the 500 block of N. Hanover Street and walked out with the child. The mother and her boyfriend were able to get the child away from him and he then left the scene.

The mother did not know Arena and had never seen him before, police said.

Arena was placed in Cumberland County Prison on $5,000 cash bail. His preliminary hearing is scheduled July 22.

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