An alert neighbor watching out for her block helped end a 15-year-old burglar’s career before it began.
The woman, who lives near 11th & Burleigh, saw someone breaking into her neighbor’s house when she knew no one was home Sunday morning at 9:50 a.m. She did the right thing and called police.
When Officers Brian Matte and Gary Cole arrived, they caught the burglar still trying to break into the house. They could see the screen to the basement window was torn and the bar covering the window was bent. The suspect ran when the officers approached, but they caught him a short distance away. Residents and police are working together every day to keep crime out of their neighborhoods.