Police believe a woman arrested in Woodbury’s Homestead Hills neighborhood Wednesday may be tied to other residential burglaries in the city.
Investigators are “still trying to figure out how extensive those connections are,” said Michelle Okada, Woodbury Police spokeswoman.
The suspect, Christine Celeste Burtman, will be charged with two counts of attempted burglary and a count of possessing burglary tools, along with a parole violation, Okada said.
She was arrested along Greenbriar Lane a little after 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23.
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Okada said on Friday that an observant resident was key to police making the arrest.
“Kudos to the resident,” she said Wednesday. “It’s nice when the neighbors are looking out for each other.”
The homeowner who called 911 said she saw someone try to open her front door and then go around and try the back door. She spoke with Patch on condition of anonymity.
The woman was “impeccably dressed,” said the Homestead Hills resident, who was working from home that day.
“It was very strange,” she said Wednesday.
The homeowner watched the woman try the doors of neighbors’ homes and stayed on the phone with police as officers arrived.
“This is a very quiet neighborhood,” she said, adding that residents look out for one another.
She saw officers coming down the street and watched them pull their weapons and start running. She did not see the arrest.
“It was a good adrenaline rush for the day,” she said.