Residents in the area of 90th and Grand told Channel 6 News they are on edge Monday, following an attempted break-in last Thursday morning. Omaha police arrested the 41-year-old Dana Wright, accused of knocking on doors and eventually kicking one in around 10 that morning.
Officers responded to the home with the kicked in door after the home's intrusion alarm sounded North 90th Street and Grand Avenue around 10:15 a.m.
Channel 6 spoke to the neighbor who gave police a description of the suspect and the vehicle he was driving. The man asked to remain anonymous, but said, "I wasn't sure who he was or what he was doing...he just looked like a salesman ya know or a maintenance guy." He said the suspect had been going door-to-door, knocking before he kicked in the one door.
He continued, "I was concerned because, you know, my wife what would she do if something like that happened to her? I decided to drive around the block to see what the guy was up to to see if he was going to come to my house."
With the man's description officers soon located the suspect at North 90th and Maple. Inside his vehicle was property taken from a burglary that had just been reported at a residence south of North 93rd Street and Maplewood Boulevard.
One neighbor in the area, who wasn't home during the break-in told Channel 6 the situation is surprising.
"I feel scared...very scared...we don't really have anything like that going on in our neighborhood...I would liketo see more police presence for sure," Jackie Bratty said.
Wright was booked for destruction of property and burglary. As of Monday night he remained in the Douglas County Jail on $30 thousand dollar bond. A preliminary hearing is set for the end of September.