EPD: Home burglar taken into custody at gunpoint after attempting to steal car

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Police caught a residential burglar in the act at a 6th street home early Tuesday morning.


Eureka Police Sergeant Steve Watson says 27-year-old Kenneth Amin Mohamed was taken into custody at gunpoint after they negotiated him out of a garage in 1400 block.


Watson says they got a call around 9:30 a.m. from a female resident that Mohamed was in her garage going through her vehicle. When officers got to the scene they say they found him inside, trying to put an alleged stolen key into the car ignition.


They say Mohamed started walking away and wasn’t responding to police, so they drew their guns. He was taken into custody without further incident and booked for residential burglary, attempted theft of a vehicle, and resisting police.


Officers add that when they arrested Mohamed this morning, he had just been released from jail and had booking papers on his person. He had been booked around 1:30 a.m. on charges of resisting and public intoxication.