FOLSOM, Calif. — One man was arrested in Folsom after a series of suspicious activities in the area.
Three days after a Dec. 12 car burglary in the 1400 block of Strabane Way, homeowners realized they had surveillance footage of a unknown black man going into their backyard and checking the handle on their garage door.
On Dec. 15 a man matching that description was spotted pulling car door handles in the 500 block of Heiler Way. When police confronted the man, now identified as Peter Nnedum, he gave them a false name and denied checking the car door handles.
Nnedum later admitted what he was doing in the neighborhood and was arrested for prowling and providing a false name to the officer.
Based on the surveillance footage, Nnedum was identified as the man responsible for the burglary on Strabane Way. He was out on bail for similar charges in Placer County, according to police. Nnedum was served a warrant on Dec. 28 and arrested for the attempted burglary on Strabane Way.
Police are now investigating if Nnedum is behind several other burglaries in the area.
The Folsom Police Department issued a reminder to residents to always lock their doors and consider registering their home surveillance systems. Participation in the voluntary program helps the department quickly identify where cameras that could help an investigation are located.