Fremont police last week arrested a man they say was involved in three attempted residential burglaries in the area. Joel Efferson, 28, of San Lorenzo, was arrested on suspicion of burglary Wednesday. Police said Efferson tried to break into a residence on Havasu Street at 12:05 p.m. on Wednesday but could not get into the residence, because it was locked. Police said the homeowner was inside the residence during the attempted break-in and called police to report the incident.
Officers responded at 12:25 p.m. to an alarm that sounded at a residence on Iroquois Way, which is around the corner from the previous break-in attempt. Police said officers responded to a third attempted burglary at 2:05 p.m. in the area of Romilly Way. The resident called police when he heard a noise and then saw a man walking around his back yard. Police said the suspect, later identified as Efferson, forced his way into the house.
The resident, who was hiding in the bathroom, yelled at the suspect. Police said Efferson fled the house as officers arrived at the scene, and he was taken into custody without incident. Police said Efferson matched the description of the suspect in the break-in attempt on Havasu Street and was identified by the victim. Police said they were also able to determine Efferson was responsible for the attempted break-in at the residence on Iroquois Way.
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