Alleged intruder arrested at famed Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port

Alleged intruder at Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port, Mass. being brought to police car on July 15, 2014

Hyannis News

A man was arrested for allegedly breaking into a home at the Kennedy Compound in Hyannis Port Tuesday night, reports CBS Boston.

The Barnstable Police Department says it got a call from a man who said he thought there might be an intruder in his home.

The Hyannis News reports the caller was Ted Kennedy Jr.

According to police, the caller said he was at his home in Connecticut but had just called the Massachusetts house to check on his teenage son -- and a man answered the phone and identified himself as James Lacroix. The caller, concerned his son might be alone in the house with the intruder, asked police to find out what was happening there.

When officers arrived, they say, they found a man in the kitchen area who told them he was looking for Katy Perry, the singer.

The man was identified as Lacroix, 53.

Police say neighbors told them Lacroix had gotten there about 6:30 p.m.

He was charged with breaking and entering.

The Kennedy family called the estate home for generations.

Two years ago, the family transferred ownership of the compound's 9,000 square foot main house to the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, notes