By Mary O’KEEFE
Burglary suspects were arrested thanks to an alert neighbor who saw something suspicious and called police.
“A neighbor observed three males exiting a gate [of a house] located in the 3000 block of Los Olivos Lane. The witness knew that the home owner was gone and that the home had been burglarized the previous night,” said Lt. Ian Grimes, Glendale Police Department.
The witness contacted the police who discovered three men matching the description walking northbound on Boston Avenue and turning onto El Moreno Street. Christopher Abeglen, 25, and David Silva, 19, along with a juvenile, all from Tujunga were arrested on suspicion of burglary.
“Officers found a camera that they believe was discarded by the suspects when the officers approached,” Grimes said.
The camera belonged to the resident of the Los Olivos Lane home.
“What is important in all of this is the great action of the neighbor who called immediately [when he saw something suspicious],” Grimes said.
Grimes reminds residents of the recent burglaries in the area and how important it is to be alert neighbors.
“The message here is please when you see conduct that is suspicious call us right away,” he added. “Sometimes people will see something and not call until it is too late.”
Grimes said the department does have more officers patrolling the area due to the burglary increase lately but officers still need the help of the community as their eyes and ears.