A Foresthill homeowner foiled a burglary Friday afternoon, blocking the intruders’ exit until sheriff’s deputies arrived.
Placer County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched at 1:11 p.m. after a 911 call was received from a Black Oak Road resident who had interrupted a burglary. The resident reported that a silver truck, with blue tape covering its license plates, was parked in the driveway of the home. A woman was sitting in the truck, and a man walked out of the bushes, according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.
The doors of the house, which is for sale, had been pried open, and laptops and other electronics had been taken.
The homeowner blocked the driveway, preventing the truck from leaving. Sheriff’s officials said the victims and suspects yelled at one another, but there was no physical contact.
Deputies arrived and took the man and woman into custody on suspicion of burglary. They were identified as Justin Montgomery, 35, of Nevada County, and Barbara Nemeth, 30, of Foresthill.