A mother and her two children returned to their home at Maureen Ln. and Eloise Ave. at 6:46 p.m. Tuesday and were met by a burglar – who promptly fled the residence.
Officers, given a detailed description of the would-be thief and his car by the homeowner, fell in behind the vehicle a short time later and attempted to stop it – only to have the driver speed away before abandoning the vehicle behind a commercial complex and fleeing on foot.
Investigators said Kardell Smith, 20, of Antioch was located and arrested a short distance away. A search of Smith’s residence in Antioch turned up property allegedly stolen during another Pleasant Hill burglary victimized on February 22, of this year.
Both of the target properties were relatively close to each other, police said, though it was not known why Smith chose them.