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Mendocino burglary suspect thwarted by live-feed video

A Mendocino resident on a trip away from home checked in with her computerized, live-feed video camera and spotted a burglar inside her house, Mendocino County sheriff's officials reported Monday.

The woman contacted deputies, who went to the Heeser Street home and found Alec Faccone, 20, listed as a transient.

A search of the home turned up property suspected of being stolen from four other recent residential burglaries in Mendocino and Fort Bragg, sheriff's Lt. Greg Van Patten said.

The young man apparently had broken into Dorothy Baker's home and had stayed there about one week before Friday's arrest, Van Patten said.

As well as the alleged stolen property, deputies found guns that did not belong to the homeowner.

There was a pistol with an illegal silencer and a rifle with an illegally shortened barrel and its butt stock removed.

A check of Faccone's legal history showed he was wanted in Seattle for a felony arrest warrant involving robbery, Van Patten said.

Faccone was arrested on suspicion of burglary, committing a felony while armed and for having the illegally modified guns.

Deputies booked him into the Mendocino County Jail in lieu of 200,000 bail.

He remained a suspect in other recent area burglaries, Van Patten said.


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