Suspected burglar tries to evade capture by climbing walls and fences of Burbank homes

Residents in a Burbank neighborhood may have been startled Sunday evening when police were attempting to capture a suspected burglar who allegedly tried to evade officers by jumping from home to home.

The incident first began around 7:40 p.m. when a man living in the 1400 block of North Frederic Street reported seeing a suspicious person in the yard between his home and neighboring residence. Sgt. Derek Green, a spokesman for the Burbank Police Department, said officers tried to contact the person, but he fled from police by “jumping over fences and walls from house to house.”

Police then received word that the same man had reportedly tried to break into a home in the 1600 block of North Frederic Street.

Green said a perimeter around the area was established, with air support and a K-9 unit called to help search for the man, who was eventually found hiding behind the gate of a home in the 1600 block of North Naomi Street and was taken into custody.

He has since been identified as 31-year-old Evan Crevecoeur, a transient from the North Hollywood area. Crevecoeur is also suspected of stealing from a CVS store earlier in the evening, according to Green.

He was booked on suspicion of attempted burglary, trespassing and delaying or obstructing a police officer. At the time of his arrest, Green said Crevecoeur was on probation for grand theft.

andy.nguyen@latimes.com

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