At approximately 1:30 p.m. today a suspect was contacted by an Irvine resident while climbing through a window to commit a residential burglary on Columbus. The suspect fled on foot and Irvine Police officers actively searched the area, according to the Irvine Police Department’s Facebook page.
After fleeing the scene of the residential burglary on Columbus, the suspect entered a nearby home on Glenn and hid in an attic. He was located by the Irvine Police Department and has been taken into custody. There is no continued threat related to this incident.
During the search for the suspect the Irvine Police turned out in force around Blue Gum Park and the Orange County Sheriff’s Department helicopter also responded to assist in the search. An Irvine police officer also notified nearby Northwood Elementary School as a precaution.
The suspect was described as male, Caucasian, age late teens to early 20’s, 5’8”, dark hair, wearing a light gray hooded sweatshirt.
Although there were no known weapons or violence, residents are encouraged by the Irvine Police to always keep their doors closed and locked.