ALAMEDA -- An Oakland man suspected of trespassing was nabbed by police and subsequently arrested in connection with a home burglary earlier this year, police said Monday.
Shortly before 4:35 p.m. Friday, a homeowner in the 1000 block of Mound Street in Alameda called 911 to report that he had confronted a man on his property, said Lt. Jill Ottaviano.
When challenged, the suspect ran off, got into a car and drove away, police said.
The homeowner gave a detailed description of the suspect, later identified as 48-year-old Frederick Smith, and the vehicle, Ottaviano said. Officers found the unoccupied car nearby, and after a five-hour stakeout, Smith returned to the vehicle and was arrested, police said.
The suspect's description was similar to that of a man wanted in connection with a Feb. 22 home burglary, police said.
During that 5:15 p.m. crime, police said, home surveillance cameras captured images of the suspect, who stole money, a cellphone and car keys from a house in the 3000 block of Madison Street in Alameda.
When questioned, Smith admitted to the Feb. 22 burglary, police said.
He was booked into Gleen E. Dyer Jail in Oakland on suspicion of trespassing and burglary.
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