UPDATED SUSPECT CAUGHT: Police looking for suspect harassing local family, stealing a cat

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UPDATE: Mark Frady was located in North Troy and arrested without incident. He was lodged at Northern State Correctional Facility for lack of $25,000. He will be arraigned in Orleans Court on 2/3/16 at 1 p.m. The cat taken on Saturday was returned to the owner unharmed.

TROY — Police are looking for a man they say has been harassing a local family in Troy, entering their home on more than one occasion, and stealing a cat.

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The man wanted by police for this incident is Mark Frady, age 54. Police say he used to live down the street from the victim’s home.

Police say Frady first entered into the home on Sunday, and returned later to take a cat. At this time no one knew who he was.

By the time the police were called Frady had already left.

At 4:38 a.m. the Vermont State Police were called again after he had entered their locked residence while everyone was asleep.

Chris Nelson told police she woke up to a male named Mark sitting in her basement at 4:00 a.m., and he was talking to himself while eating a lollipop, drinking coffee and smoking marijuana.

Nelson told police she recognized the man as Mark Frady, who used to live down the street from her.

The vehicle Frady was operating yesterday morning was a 1999 blue Toyota Camry, bearing VT PC GRE 724. When the victim’s son tried to stop Frady, police say he showed him a hand gun. 

At this time the whereabouts of Frady are unknown, but police say he made a statement he would be returning to the residence to return a cat.

At this point, the cat has not been located.