FAIRFIELD — A burglary attempt was stopped Friday when the resident in the home scared away the suspected thief.
It was the second time in a week that police arrested burglary suspects in the Gulf Drive neighborhood, after four men were caught in the area March 1. Both incidents were reported by residents in the neighborhood who noticed odd behavior by people they didn’t recognize.
Friday’s arrests came after a resident on the 2900 block of Gulf Drive heard the doorbell ring around 11 a.m. before looking out to find an unfamiliar man and juvenile female. The suspects continued ringing the doorbell, but the resident didn’t open the door, said Sgt. Randy Boggs.
The male suspect eventually went around the side of the house and reportedly tried to enter the residence through a sliding door in the backyard, Boggs said.
The resident called police and scared the suspect away, who ran and hopped fences, Boggs said. Police arrived and eventually found the suspects walking near the area of Pecan Circle and Hickory Avenue. The witness was brought to the scene, where the two suspects were identified, Boggs said.
Police arrested Demarrea Gordon, 21, of Fairfield, and a 15-year-old girl from Fairfield on suspicion of attempted residential burglary and conspiracy. Bail for Gordon was set at a combined $60,000.
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