A 46-year-old man has been jailed for 16 months after admitting an attempted burglary.
Simon Whittle, of Stoney Close, Berkhamsted, was discovered by police at the front door of a property in Wensleydale, Hemel Hempstead, on the afternoon of Monday, February 29.
Whittle’s behaviour aroused the suspicion of the officer and a glass panel in the door had been smashed.
Whittle initially claimed to have been visiting an old friend who lived there.
He was detained and arrested by the officer and his story proved not to be true.
Whittle also tried to get rid of a screwdriver he had on him by throwing it into grass nearby, but this was seen by the officer and the tool was retrieved.
He admitted attempted burglary and was sentenced at Luton Crown Court on Tuesday, March 29.