Officers investigating a potential burglary in Rohnert Park Thursday morning caught a man in the midst of ransacking a house, according to the Rohnert Park Department of Public Safety. The department received a call at about 9:40 a.m. reporting a suspicious person peering into homes on Liberty Avenue and Liberty Court. Officers arrived in the area and spotted an open gate to the backyard of a home on Liberty Court. The home’s sliding back door was also open. As additional officers arrived to surround the house, responding officers tried to determine whether the residents were inside. When no one responded, officers went inside. Officers came upon 24-year-old David Wells going through the homeowners’ personal property, according to the Department of Public Safety. Wells had already ransacked much of the home and was in possession of credit cards belonging to the homeowner, according to public safety officers. Wells was on probation for previous drug use charges and out on bail for charges of possessing drug paraphernalia, according to the Department of Public Safety. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, violating probation and committing a felony while out on bail.
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