How well do you know your neighborhood? If you saw someone getting into a car, would you know if it was their car? I have said in a number of different blogs lately how important it is to know your neighbors and notify police when you see a crime or suspicious activity occurring. Recently, two citizens did just that.
Separately, both citizens called police when they saw a man enter a vehicle they knew was not his. One questioned the man as to what he was doing, and the other followed the suspect as he walked away from the scene.
The witness followed the suspect and directed police to his location. Officers arrived and detained the suspect. After a short investigation, the suspect was arrested. It is believed that multiple auto burglary cases will be cleared by this arrest.
As it turns out the suspect is homeless and was targeting unlocked cars as a means to improve his situation.