Police believe a spree of early morning burglaries came to an end with the arrest of a Murray man who was being held without bail Thursday.
The arrest came just after midnight Wednesday morning, shortly after a man who lives on the 6200 block of Westridge Street was assaulted by an intruder, said Murray Police Lt. Paul Forbes.Several minutes after the man fled from the house, a woman living one block north on Holly Avenue scared away someone she heard trying to open her sliding screen door.
Both people called the police and officers patrolling the area arrested an 18-year-old man soon after.
Forbes said investigators believe the Wednesday burglary attempts are associated with four others in the same area, two early Monday morning and two Tuesday morning. A suspect was seen fleeing from the scenes of three of those burglaries.
A resident surprised a burglar about 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and kicked him in the face before the intruder managed to flee. About 11 minutes later and less than two blocks away, a would-be intruder set off an alarm while trying to open a sliding glass door. A woman inside the house saw someone flee on a motorcycle.
Early Monday, a burglar made off with a video camera at one house; then at another house a burglar took a wallet out of a man's pants that were in the bedroom where his wife was sleeping.
Forbes said similarities in all six incidents lead officers to believe the string of intrusions in southeast Murray came to an end with the Wednesday arrest.
Robert Jorgenson, 18, 4580 S. Second West, is being held in the Salt Lake County Jail on a no-bail count of aggravated burglary, related counts of assault, theft, interfering with arrest and two outstanding warrants with bail totaling $1,000.