Alert neighbors stop a prowler on SE 74th
When Brentwood-Darlington neighbors saw a man looking into the windows of homes along S.E. 74th Avenue, between Crystal Springs Boulevard and Harney Street, they called 9-1-1, and East Precinct officers responded to the area. After a brief foot chase, they cornered the suspect in the back yard of a house.
The suspect was carrying apparently stolen items, such as a brand new laptop computer in a new computer bag. Admitting to officers he was "homeless", the suspect said he was "just looking for houses to rent".
"I believe neighbors can feel a bit safer, now that this suspect is under arrest," an officer commented to THE BEE at the scene.
Police thanked the alert neighbors for putting an end to what appeared to be a crime spree.