A man doing court mandated community service at the local homeless shelter was arrested this week and charged with stealing from a volunteer.
According to police, Eric Bauer, 27, of West Main Street, Milford, was charged with larceny. Police said they were called to the Beth El Center May 31 at 2:15 p.m. on the complaint of a theft, and an investigation led to the arrest of Bauer, who is accused of taking money, a debit card and a cell phone out the purse of a volunteer at the center.

He was released from police custody on his promise to appear in court June 28.