A 43 year-old man has been charged with a burglary in Sunderland.
Joseph Barnes, of Garnet Street in Sunderland, is due to appear at Sunderland Magistrates’ Court on February 6.
The incident occurred at a property on Hylton Road, January 9.
Nothing was stolen and the alarm was raised.
The charge was due to Northumbria Police’s Operation Soundwave – which aims to stop suspected burglars and thieves in the local area.