A Sacramento man apparently made himself at home for the holidays Sunday in a Sonoma County residence, a county sheriff’s sergeant said. Jonathon Humphrey, 20, is suspected of burglarizing the Fremont Diner in Sonoma Valley and a residence less than two blocks away on South Central Avenue, Sgt. Dave Thompson said.Sheriff’s deputies responded around 3:45 p.m. to an alarm at the diner at 2698 Fremont Drive southeast of Sonoma,Thompson said.
The suspect forced the door open and took cash, Thompson said. Around 7:15 p.m., a guest staying at a nearby residence on South Central Avenue in unincorporated Sonoma County arrived home and found a man watching TV in the living room, Thompson said.The back door of the residence had been kicked in and the intruder told the guest he knew the homeowner, Thompson said.
The guest then called 911. When deputies arrived, the intruder, identified at Humphrey, was trying to leave through the broken down back door, Thompson said. Humphrey had showered and put on the homeowner’s clean gym shorts, a hooded sweatshirt and slippers. He made himself a taco meal, helped himself to some homemade cookies and settled down on a couch in the living room to watch a movie he had taken from another room in the house, Thompson said.
When the homeowner arrived, he told deputies he did not recognize the intruder but did recognize his clothing, Thompson said. Deputies found coins and cash they believe were taken from the diner with Humphrey’s dirty clothes in the bathroom, Thompson said. Muddy footprints at the diner matched footprints at the South Central Avenue residence, Thompson said.Humphrey apparently hitchhiked to the area, Thompson said.
He was booked into the Sonoma County jail for commercial and residential burglary. He is on probation for an offense in Sacramento County, Thompson said.Humphrey is being held under $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in Sonoma County Superior Court.
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