A phone call from neighbors of a house under construction on Matadera Circle and an alert Danville police officer led to the arrest of a Fremont man on burglary and drug charges.
Sgt. Dan Hoffman said dispatchers received a call at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday morning from a resident in the 800 block of Matadera Circle saying that two unidentified men were attempting to get into a metal storage container at a nearby home.
The witnesses told police they confronted the two men, who then fled from the scene on foot. Officers set up a perimeter around the area, but were initially unable to locate the two men, according to reports.
When the morning police shift came on at 6 a.m. they went to the area and continued the search. While in his patrol car, Officer Michael Carson spotted a white male fitting the suspects' description hiding under a brown SUV parked in a residential driveway. He detained the suspect, identified as Aaron Davidson, 30, of Fremont.
The witnesses said they believed he was one of the two men involved in the attempted burglary.
A short distance away, police found a parked vehicle. Hoffman said the car had been stolen from Hayward and then outfitted with stolen plates from Fremont. The rear seats of the vehicle had been removed to make more room for merchandise. Police found stolen property, burglary tools and a quantity of methamphetamine.
Davidson was arrested and charged with commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics, being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. He was transported to the Martinez Detention Center.
The second suspect remains at large. Hoffman said police are continuing their investigation and working to learn the identity of the second man and his involvement in the burglary.