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West Covina prowler caught in act by police

Alfredo Garcia, 29, of Baldwin Park was arrested for burglary after he was caught prowling inside a home in West Covina near the 900 block of West Lucille Avenue on Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. (West Covina Police Department)
November 7, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Police arrested a 29-year-old man in connection with several attempted burglaries in West Covina after they caught him prowling inside a home Tuesday.

At about 5:36 p.m, West Covina police responded to a call of a prowler attempting to gain entry through a back door of a residence in the 900 block of West Lucille Avenue. When the resident confronted the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Alfredo Garcia of Baldwin Park, Garcia jumped over several fences.

While on their way to the scene, a second call was received of a similar incident nearby. In this case, the male suspect had gained entry into the home and was still inside. Several residents of the home including two female adults, a 15-year-old girl, a 1-year-old, and a 6-month-old infant locked themselves in the back bedroom of the residence.

Responding officers heard noises in the rear part of the house and found Garcia.

During the investigation, Garcia was linked to two earlier attempted burglaries.

He was arrested on burglary and possession of methamphetamine charges. Garcia was booked at the West Covina Police Department jail and is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.


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