Before midnight on Sunday, October 16, Carbondale Police Department officers responded to the 500 block of W. Cherry Street to a report of a burglary.
A witness told officers that a man climbed onto the balcony of the residence and entered through a sliding door and told the person living there what they saw.
Police say when the resident returned home the suspect was inside the home and fled the scene.
According to officers the resident recognized the man inside the home.
Police later arrested 19-year-old Zachary Denison of Carbondale. Denison is charged with Criminal Trespass to Property and Residential Burglary and was taken to the Jackson County Jail.
Carbondale Police say the investigation into the incident is continuing.