One suspect is in custody and another is being investigated after an attempted afternoon burglary Monday, Aug. 21.
Shortly before 2 p.m., Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of a burglary in progress at the 19870 block of Bethpage Court in Ashburn. The female homeowner was home at the time of the incident and heard the doorbell ring, but did not come downstairs soon enough to answer the door, Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Kraig Troxell said.
A few minutes later the homeowner heard someone on the first level of her home and came downstairs to find someone, later identified as Rudy Eulices Iglesias, 18, in her kitchen. Iglesias had entered the home through a kitchen window after ringing the doorbell in an attempt to determine if anyone was home, Troxell said.
Iglesias and another suspect who was not inside the home fled the scene before deputies arrived. After receiving reports the two suspects were running along the golf course of the Belmont Country Club, deputies were able to apprehend them.
Iglesias was charged with breaking and entering as well as destruction of property and being found with an item that could have been used in the burglary. Since the homeowner was home, no property was taken and only the kitchen window was damaged, Troxell said.
“The 18-year-old suspect is currently being held without bond,” Troxell said.
The second suspect, a 16 year old from Sterling, was released to the custody of his parents and has not yet been charged.
“We have not been able to determine the extent of his involvement in the incident,” Troxell said.