Three suspects were recently arrested by Livermore police after allegedly trying to burglarize a Livermore home.
According to police, 42-year-old Kevin Morgan of Modesto knocked on doors in Traviso Circle in Livermore Oct. 16, pretending to solicit for a business. While knocking on one door, the homeowner watched from inside and saw a gray Jeep Cherokee idling in front of the home.
Police said Morgan continued to knock and ring the doorbell for several minutes before he burst open the door and entered the home. Seeing the homeowner, Morgan reportedly fled to the Jeep and the homeowner called 911.
The vehicle was stopped by police and Morgan; Joshua Mederios, 20; and Jodi Northcutt, 38, both from Modesto, were arrested on probable cause.
While no similar incidents have been reported in Pleasanton, Lt. Matt Sarsfield of Livermore police said the group is believed to have operated throughout the Tri-Valley and as far as Brentwood.
Some crime prevention tips released by Livermore police include: always verbally acknowledge a knock at he door or the doorbell and talk through the door; a "beware of dog" sign is a good deterrent; and always secure windows and doors, even when someone is home.