Two unrelated residential burglary attempts were thwarted by homeowners in American Canyon Wednesday morning, according to American Canyon Police.
The first incident occurred when a homeowner noticed what looked like a getaway driver outside his home on Montevino Drive about 10:45 a.m., police said. Next, he saw three males jump over his fence. The males had been trying to pry open a window, police said.
The driver of the alleged getaway car was located, identified as a 17-year-old juvenile from Vallejo, and arrested. The juvenile was booked at Napa County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of conspiracy and attempted residential burglary.
Law enforcement agencies from around the area saturated the neighborhood looking for the three male suspects who fled, but instead were called to a home on Ventana Drive where another homeowner was holding an attempted burglary suspect at gunpoint.
The suspect, Darnell Jimenez, 28, identified as a transient out of American Canyon, was trying to force his way in through the front door when he was apprehended at gunpoint by the homeowner, police said. The homeowner held Jimenez there until police arrived.
Jimenez was arrested and booked at the Napa County jail on suspicion of attempted residential burglary.