Raleigh man charged in Natural Science Museum break-in

September 23, 2013 

— A Raleigh man has been charged with breaking into the Nature Resource Center at the N.C. Museum of Natural Science and setting off the fire sprinkler system early Sunday morning.

Joshua Matt Pace, 23, of 201 Buck Jones Road went to State Capitol Police on Sunday and told them he was the person seen on a surveillance video from the museum that was widely circulated Sunday evening.

Police charged Pace with misdemeanor breaking and entering and injury to property. He was released after posting $1,500 bail.

The break-in took place at 3:34 a.m. Sunday. The center was damaged by water flowing from sprinklers after a fire alarm went off. It appeared that nothing was taken during the break-in, police said.

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