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Burglar Found Hiding in Closet

A man was arrested after police say a homeowner found him in his closet.

According to police, on February 22nd WFPD Patrol Officers responded to a report of a burglary in progress at the 1500 block of 15th Street around 8:30 p.m.  The homeowner had detected an odor of cigarette smoke inside his residence and found a broken window in the back of the house. 

The homeowner searched his house and found a subject hiding in one of the closets.  The home owner detained the subject at gunpoint and called the police.  

Officers arrived and took the subject, 34-year-old Rodney Ortiz, into custody.  Ortiz was arrested for Burglary of a Habitation and transported to jail.

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