An early morning burglar was stymied last week through the actions of a vigilant neighbor. Danville Police Department Lt. Mark Williams said a 21-year-old Danville man was arrested in connection with the Aug. 17 incident.
Williams said around 4:24 a.m. police were dispatched to the 2000 block of Oneida Circle on a report of suspicious circumstances. On arrival, the officer made contact with the caller, who said they had witnessed a male subject enter into a neighbor's open garage and take items from their auto.
As the witness was giving police a description of the burglar, the suspect walked out of a nearby house and out onto the driveway. The officer made contact with the individual, identified as Raymond Glynn, and after a brief discussion was able to ascertain that Glynn had in fact entered the neighbor's garage and taken items, Williams said.
Police reports state that items stolen included a cell phone, a bottle of vodka and a bottle of chardonnay. Most of the items were returned intact.
Glynn was arrested and transported to the Martinez Detention Center where he was charged with residential burglary and probation violation.
Williams said the incident highlighted the need for residents to make sure their homes are secure and to close their garage doors at night. In addition, he recommended that residents remove any valuables from their cars when they park.