An 18-year-old Rialto man was behind bars Tuesday on suspicion of carrying out 10 burglaries in Irvine.
Aspenn G. Jones was arrested early Sunday following a report of a break-in on Reggio Aisle, Kim Mohr of the Irvine Police Department said.
As officers responded to the break-in, they saw three girls in possession of stolen property, Mohr said. As the officers questioned the suspects, Jones, “sweaty and out of breath,” showed up, Mohr said.
A resident who had chased Jones from his home on Santorini identified Jones as the culprit he was pursuing, Mohr said.
Jones allegedly broke into the home on Santorini, woke up a woman there and demanded her car keys, Mohr said. As she fetched the keys she alerted other family members of the break-in, and another resident chased him out, Mohr said.
Police allege Jones admitted breaking into at least 10 homes over the last month, Mohr said.
Jones was being held in lieu of $250,000 bail. Jail records show that Jones was arrested Aug. 18 and was released Aug. 22, when prosecutors declined to file charges.
–City News Service
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