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updated 4:06 PM UTC, Aug 18, 2018

Eau Claire Police Spot Burglar Inside Home, Wait, Then Arrest Him

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Eau Claire police think they may have cleared up 20 home burglaries after arresting a suspect last week.

Officers were in the Randall Park neighborhood early Friday morning when they spotted a suspicious person walking inside a home. They say 21-year-old Joshua Watson was using the light from his cell phone to explore the residence for about 10 minutes. When he walked out, officers were waiting. Watson tried to run away, but he was quickly arrested. Investigators say he didn't live at the house where he was spotted, but he didn't steal anything that time. It's believed he is connected to the other burglaries in that Eau Claire neighborhood.

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