Police: Convicted felon with warrants caught after homeowners find him inside their home

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OGDEN, Utah (ABC4 News) – A 19-year-old man has been arrested for burglary after homeowners arrived home to find him standing in their living room in Ogden Monday night.

According to documents, police responded to a 911 call of a home burglary at 7:19 p.m. on Orchard Avenue where the caller stated she and her husband returned to their home and while outside, saw a man standing in their living room.

The woman started recording the man with her phone who was seen exiting the home while holding his hand, which was bloody. The man told the homeowners he had just been assaulted, documents state.

The woman told police her husband had a gun in his hand, but it was not pointed directly at the suspect. In the video, the man is seen putting his hands in the air.

The woman then called the police and the man took off running.

Arresting documents stated the homeowners noticed the window in her son’s room was broken, blood droplets were throughout the house and broken glass pieces were located outside, which police said is consistent with being broken from the inside.

A PlayStation had been moved to the middle of the living room, where the suspect had been standing.  

Officers searched the area and witnesses said they saw a man run into the backyard of a home on Cross Street.

Police found drops of blood leading to the back of the home and on the door handle, which officers recognized as the home of Isaac Serrano, whom they are familiar with, documents state.

While officers were talking to the homeowner, a neighbor across the street told them Serrano was on the roof. Serrano complied when asked to get off the roof and he was then taken into custody.

According to documents, during an interview with police, Serrano said he was supposedly with another man named Jose, but couldn’t tell police anything about him but that he was 21. He said “Jose” wanted to go to a girl’s house and when they arrived, “Jose” forced him into the house and said he wanted to vandalize and steal items. When Serrano told him no, “Jose” assaulted him.

Serrano said he just stood in the living room while “Jose” was going through the house and then he came running into the living room and pushed him into a window, documents state. 

Serrano said “Jose” fled from the house when he saw the homeowners pull into the driveway. He exited the residence to talk to them and said he tried to explain he knew their daughter and he had just been assaulted, documents stated. 

The homeowners told police they had only been gone 15 minutes and did not see anyone else there except Serrano. They said they recognized Serrano as a friend of their daughter, but could not remember his name. 

Serrano was arrested and booked into the Weber County Jail on one charge of second-degree burglary. 

A background check on Serrano shows he has two pending charges of unlawful detention of an adult and a minor which occurred on April 3 and possession of a dangerous weapon by a restricted person and possession of drug paraphernalia from Jan 2019.

Serrano was convicted of felony possession of a dangerous weapon, misdemeanor DUI and retail theft on April 2, 2019, and is currently awaiting sentencing. He has previous convictions of criminal mischief, domestic violence assault, and retail theft in 2018. 

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