Sheriff’s deputies have arrested one of two people they believe were involved in the attempted burglary of a North McDonald Road apartment.
Police continue to look for a white male who tried to pry open the ground floor window of an apartment at about 7 p.m. Sunday. When confronted, the man lunged at the apartment manager with a large screwdriver, according to deputies. The manager described the suspect as in his mid-to-late 20s, about 5-foot-11 and slim, with long dark hair pulled back into a pony tail.
Police arrested Patricia L. Ford, 31, a transient, for attempted residential burglary and possession of a controlled substance. She was booked in the county jail Sunday.
Police believe Ford was the woman who waited for the suspect in a nearby parking lot and drove him away after the attempted burglary. The car, a blue Hyundai, drove west on Broadway. Deputies found it a few minutes later, saw Ford running from the area and captured her.
Corrections officers later discovered a small quantity of methamphetamine and several syringes in Ford’s clothing.
The male suspect is wanted for attempted residential burglary and second-degree assault. Anyone with information on the man should call Crime Check at 456-2233.
Stolen car recovered
Sheriff’s deputies arrested a 27-year-old transient near Sprague Avenue and Havana Street on Monday after seeing him step out of a stolen car.
The vehicle, a 1970 Pontiac Tempest, had been stolen from AR Towing Service’s impound yard, police said. An AR Towing employee spotted the car Monday and called the Sheriff’s Department.
Deputies arrested Christopher M. Delucia as he got out of the stolen vehicle. Upon searching his wallet, they found a substance they suspected to be amphetamine. Deputies also found a small amount of marijuana in his clothing and drug paraphernalia inside the stolen car.
Delucia was booked for possession of a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and for an outstanding traffic-related arrest warrant.