Sun. May 19th, 2024

On Sunday afternoon, a Westpark resident returned home and found a suspect inside their open garage, according to the Irvine Police Department.

When the homeowner confronted the suspect, the suspect dropped the victim’s property and fled on a bicycle.

Our officers broadcasted a suspect description to other IPD units when they arrived. Officers later spotted the suspect riding down Barranca near Flight Way.

The man had a bike and wallet containing credit cards he had previously taken from a former dating partner.

The 38-year-old man from Long Beach was arrested and booked at Orange County Jail for burglary and possessing stolen property.

Always secure your garage door, even if you will be gone for a few minutes. Always try to get a good description of suspects and be ready to share the information with dispatchers and officers.

By Editor

The New Santa Ana blog has been covering news, events and politics in Santa Ana since 2009.

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