FAIRFIELD — Police arrested two burglary suspects Thursday after a homeowner interrupted them during the afternoon.
A neighbor of the homeowner on the 1800 block of Clay Street called her at about 2:52 p.m. and told her there were two strangers in the homeowner’s backyard, said Sgt. Jeff Osgood. The homeowner returned home and found two suspects fleeing out a back window.
The homeowner reported the incident to the police, and said she last saw them running through a nearby ditch.
Officers in the area saw two people walking out of a different house just blocks away from the first. When the people saw the officers, they ran in opposite directions.
The two were late found on Sycamore Drive and along the creek at Travis Boulevard.
Fairfield resident Javier Sanchez, 18, and a 16-year-old Suisun City resident, were arrested on suspicion of multiple offenses including burglary. They were believed to be engaging in gang activity and allegedly sprayed a gang symbol on one of the burglarized homes, according to police.
Several items were stolen from the homes, including a television and video games that were later found at a nearby creek.
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