A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary in Ripley after neighbours reported him in the early hours of yesterday morning.
The 49-year-old was allegedly spotted entering back gardens in the Heath Road area.
Two 999 calls were made at around 4am.
Police attended and arrested the man, said to be out of breath and covered in mud, in a nearby cemetery on suspicion of burglary.
He is still in police custody.
If you have any information which could help the investigation call the police non-emergency number 101.