Local News in Brief : Westminster : Police Flush, Arrest a Burglary Suspect
Alerted by a suspicious neighbor, police ran down and arrested a man suspected of breaking into a house in the 15900 block of Plumwood Avenue. Police alleged that the man may have committed at least four other burglaries in the city.
Westminster Officer Tom Broderson said a neighbor called police to report a man on a bicycle had been knocking on doors in the neighborhood and “asking strange questions.” This is a common tactic for daylight burglars, Broderson said. “They go door-to-door and knock, and when nobody’s home they go around back and break in.”
Investigators patrolling the neighborhood spotted a bicycle beside a house, saw a rear window smashed and found the suspect inside, Broderson said. They chased the suspect across several back yards before making the arrest.
Police identified the suspect as Kyle Christopher Johnson, 29, whose address was not immediately known.