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Homeless woman suspected of burglary after being found in bathroom of a house

A homeless woman was arrested after a father and son returned to their Costa Mesa home and found her hiding in the bathroom, according to police.

The two had just arrived home from work around 7 a.m. when they discovered the woman in their house in the 1300 block of Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa police Sgt. Jim Brown said.

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The woman apparently had broken in without waking the father's wife, who was asleep in a bedroom, according to police.

The family called police and detained the woman until officers arrived and arrested her on suspicion of residential burglary, Brown said.

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The woman was looking for a place to sleep after she became homeless upon dropping out of a sober-living program in Costa Mesa, Brown said.

Authorities identified her as Deanna Edwards, 25.

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Jeremiah Dobruck, jeremiah.dobruck2@latimes.com

Twitter: @jeremiahdobruck

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