FAIRFIELD — An alert neighbor foiled four people’s plans to burglarize homes Friday morning.
A resident called police around 10:30 a.m. after seeing three men dropped off in her Gulf Drive neighborhood. The men began knocking on doors. The woman eventually saw one of the men knock on a door of a neighbor who had just left the home, before reportedly entering through a side yard, said Sgt. Randy Boggs.
Boggs said the witness also saw some of the suspects stuffing items in clothing and acting suspiciously. As police arrived, they detained a driver in the vehicle that reportedly dropped the three men off, Boggs said.
Officers soon noticed people traveling through backyards while hopping fences. The men tried to flee into the area of Laurel Creek Park and a canal behind the street.
Boggs said one man was caught while hopping a fence toward Cement Hill Road. He said another was caught in nearby Briarwood Court. A California Highway Patrol helicopter helped in the search and Boggs said he believed it stirred the suspects up, causing them to run.
The side gate of one house on the 2800 block of Gulf Drive was damaged during the suspected burglary. The home showed signs of being searched and ransacked, according to police reports. Some items from that house were found scattered outside the home and were returned to the victim, reports said.
Fairfield residents Enacio Bolton, 20, Antoine Warrens, 19, Robert Adams, 18, and Danny Jeffreys, 19, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and conspiracy, police report.
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