Westminster police scored a couple of arrests of burglary suspects caught in the act.
According to the WPD, the first incident occurred on Tuesday around 11:45 a.m. when two officers responded to a citizen tip of a man on a bicycle “casing” a home in the 13300 block of Jasperson Street.
An officer searching the area and spotted a man trying to pry open the window of a house. The suspect fled on foot and briefly escaped, but a flood of WPD patrolmen and detectives, aided by the Huntington Beach police helicopter was also to find and arrest the man hiding in a nearby yard. He was arrested and police found evidence of stolen goods from other burglaries.
The second incident took place on Wednesday at 11:34 a.m. as three officers responded to a report of a vehicle burglary in progress near the 7100 block of Fenway. A police sergeant located the suspect, who was identified by witnesses. The suspect was arrested for multiple vehicle burglaries and for burglarizing a garage, then booked into Orange County Jail.