Be on the lookout for a possible burglar staking out houses in the area of Little Spring Farm Subdivision. The homeowner at 11104 Blade Crest Way reports that on this date around 0710 her husband left for work with their child. About 10 min later an unknown subject rang her doorbell. He stated that he was a painter that does work in the subdivision and needed $40 for gas to get back to Middletown. Subject was a white male with glasses and shaggy brown hair mid 30’s-early 40’s wearing jeans and a red plaid jacket. He was driving a small black SUV with chrome fender accents. Burglars often use a ruse or excuse to see if a homeowner will answer the door. Directed patrols are following.