A nosy neighbor was responsible for the capture of two parolees who were committing a burglary on February 22, according to a sheriff's department press release.
At about 2:30 p.m., a San Marcos resident saw a Honda Accord make a U-turn in the cul-de-sac on her street. The driver parked the car, a passenger got out and walked to the front of the house, and, after ringing the doorbell several times, walked around to the back of the house.
Under the pretense of walking her dog, the vigilant resident spoke to the driver. As she did so, the garage door opened slightly and then closed, possibly a signal that prompted the driver to back the car into the driveway. The witness and her dog then hurried home to call 911 with a description of the car and a license-plate number.
Deputies located the suspects at a furniture-manufacturing company on Linda Vista Drive. After employees were evacuated, Yevgeniv Pomomarev of Vista and Angelo Pamintuam of San Marcos were arrested and booked into Vista jail on charges of residential burglary, conspiracy to commit burglary, failure to yield, and a parole violation. Two televisions, a Garmin GPS, and an IPod were found in the car and returned to the owner.