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Woman wakes up to find stranger sleeping in her living room

By master · June 23rd, 2010 · No Comments

Around 8am on June 19, a woman in the 4600 block of 3rd Ave NW woke up to see that the front door of her condo was wide open.  She then saw a man sitting in a chair in her living room.  She grabbed her keys and cell phone and ran out of the condo to call 911.  Officers later confronted the man inside the condo, only to find he was asleep.  The man had broken the window on the woman’s car, grabbed the remote control to the garage door, and broke in the house.  He told officers he thought he was at his friend’s house.  Officers talked to a woman who lived in the condo next door who admitted she and the man had been out drinking at some Fremont bars but had gotten separated.  The man was taken into custody.

Meanwhile, a quick trip to the grocery store ends on a sour note when two people returned home to find a burglar had struck.  On June 19 about 9pm, one of the residents saw a man walk by the side of the house in the 600 block of NW Bright Street.  The residents left a short time later for the store and came back to find the home was burglarized.  The basement door had been kicked in and items had been stolen from all three levels of the house.  One of the victims told officers the man she’d seen earlier walking by the house appeared odd and she believes he could be the person responsible.  That man is described as white, late teens to early 20’s, blond hair, slim build, wearing a black hoodie.  Police were able to lift fingerprints from the scene.

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