Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Sunnyside police have taken into custody 20-year-old Omar Acevedo of Sunnyside on a requested charge of residential burglary.
Acevedo, say police, is suspected of burglarizing a home in the 800 block of Upland Drive yesterday (Monday).
Police responded to a call from the homeowner just before 6 p.m. The caller said she arrived home to find someone inside. A vehicle unfamiliar to the homeowner was also parked outside the residence. She said she witnessed people running inside the home and believed one was hiding in her garage.
Police investigating the call quickly surrounded the home and as a team of officers began to enter the residence another officer searched the perimeter. The area was cordoned off, according to Police Chief Ed Radder.
He said Acevedo was found hiding in some shrubbery nearby and taken into custody by K9 Officer Helios and his handler, Officer Skip Lemmon.
Radder said officers were unable to locate any other suspects or tracks belonging to other suspects.
The home, he said, appeared to have been ransacked. He did not indicate whether anything had been removed from the home, however.
In other Sunnyside police news, one other burglary has been reported since yesterday. A resident in the 600 block of Chestnut Avenue just after 2 a.m. this morning reported a possible burglary attempt. The caller told police three suspects in a Mitsubishi Eclipse and a Dodge Durango were witnessed attempting to break into a home. One suspect was described as wearing an orange hoody. The suspects, say police, broke into a vehicle and items stolen from that vehicle were recovered. However, suspects were located.