An alert citizen thwarted a burglary at a neighbor’s home in the Krakow area Wednesday afternoon and helped sheriff’s deputies catch three suspects.
The three men were arrested later Wednesday based on information from the citizen and charged in felony complaints with second-degree burglary.
The suspects charged are: Oshay Rogers, 19, Quentin M. Stanley, 21, and Dylan R. Presley, 18, all of the Washington area.
Bond was set at $15,000 each for Stanley and Presley.
Bond was set at $25,000 for Rogers who also is charged with two felony forgery counts for allegedly giving deputies a false name and signing that name on a booking document, Detective Lt. Chuck Subke said.
The witness called the sheriff’s office shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday and reported seeing three men outside a neighbors home in the 500 block of Randy Drive. When the witness saw two of the men enter the house through a rear window, she yelled at them and they fled from the scene, the sheriff’s office reported.
One of the men drove off in a red Geo Metro while the other two fled on foot, according to reports.
The witness was able to give deputies a description of the suspects and the vehicle they were in, including the license plate number.
Deputies then traced the plate number and went to a home in the 2400 block of Four Mile Road where they arrested the three suspects.
During questioning, the suspects admitted to entering the home. Nothing was reported stolen.
Presley told detectives that he acted as a lookout while the other two entered through the window. They all fled when they heard the witness yell at them, he said.
Rogers currently is on probation in felony burglary and stealing cases from St. Louis County. He received suspended imposition sentences after pleading guilty in two separate felony cases there, according to online court documents.
Stanley is on bench probation in a 2012 misdemeanor stealing case that was investigated by Washington police.