Sacto 9-1-1
February 13, 2012
Davis boy phones police as stranger tries to break into house

A 12-year-old Davis boy was credited with thwarting a burglary by keeping his cool and phoning 911 as a stranger attempted to enter his house this morning.

Abut 8:45 a.m., Davis police received an emergency call from the boy, who reported a burglary in progress in east Davis. The youth was home alone when a stranger appeared at the front door. When the boy didn't answer, the man went to the back door and tried to force his way into the house, according to a Police Department news release.

The boy immediately called 911 while hiding in the bathroom. Police said the youth stayed on the phone, providing valuable information to the dispatcher as officers rushed to the home with emergency lights and sirens.

The burglar fled before police arrived, and the boy was unharmed.

Officers reported they found evidence that the stranger tried to enter the house through a window from the backyard.

The suspect was described as a man about 30 years old wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.

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