SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A Sacramento man was arrested last week in South San Francisco after allegedly trying to break into a house through its bathroom window before being caught by the homeowner, according to authorities.
The 63-year-old resident was at his Arlington Drive home in the Winston Manor neighborhood on Thursday around 12:30 p.m. when he heard noises, went outside to investigate and saw an intruder attempting to get inside his home via the rear window, the South San Francisco Police Department said.
“The homeowner confronted the suspect, who subsequently fled the scene. The homeowner then called 911 to report the incident,” police said.
The suspect, who at first refused to give his name and subsequently was identified as Damian Lamar Goodwin, 33, was located nearby by responding officers, the department said. He was arrested and booked at the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City.
Goodwin was reported to be on active probation in Los Angeles County for weapons violations, along with having “several” outstanding, out-of-state warrants, police said, adding that he also allegedly possessed drug paraphernalia when arrested.
Officials suspect he was the same individual who, several hours earlier, entered the South San Francisco home of a 90-year-old man, but quickly fled when confronted by the elderly homeowner’s caretaker, police said. No suspect was found after a search of that area when the report was made.