“Hi, dad.” 

       That’s how a Brownwood teen greeted a homeowner shortly before 5 a.m. Friday after officers escorted the teen to the homeowner’s front door, Brownwood police said Tuesday.

“I have never seen you in my life,” the homeowner replied, addressing the teen.

Tristan Scantling, 17, was arrested on charges of theft and unlawful use of a criminal instrument, Brown County Jail records state.

According to an email from Brownwood police:

Police Cpl. Sky Self was patrolling at 4:40 a.m. in the 2100 block of 10th when Self saw a male figure hiding between two vehicles parked in a driveway. Another subject was slowly riding a bicycle in circles in front of that same residence.

      Self approached the two and identified the male crouching in the driveway as Scantling, who said he lived there with his father. Scantling said he and the juvenile on the bicycle were going to ride bicycles because they were bored.      

           Officers on escorted Scantling to the front door and contacted the homeowner, where the conversation between Scantling and the homeowner occurred.

Officers recognized the backpack worn by Scantling as a stolen item from a recent vehicle burglary. An inspection of that backpack revealed instruments commonly used to commit burglaries, and Scantling was arrested.

In other incidents:

Friday, April 5

• Theft — 2000 block of Brady.

• Hit and run — 100 block of North Fisk.

• Assault — 300 block of Bluffview.

• Assault — 300 block of Main.

• Traffic stop — Austin and Clark, arrest made.

Saturday, April 6

• DWI third or more — 600 block of West Commerce.

• Public intoxication — 1100 block of Santa Clara, female arrested after wandering into a strange house.

Sunday, April 7

• Public intoxication — 1500 block of Davis, subject arrested after a 9-1-1 hangup.

• Criminal mischief — 1500 block of Indian Creek.

• Traffic stop — 200 block of West Austin, subject arrested for possession of marijuana.

• Assault — 3300 block of Stephen F. Austin.