A woman on the 600 Block of J Street was upstairs when she heard noise on the first floor of her home. When she went to investigate, she saw a man stealing her computer.
The man ran out the door, leaving the computer behind and the woman got to work alerting her nearby neighbors.
The suspect during the noon-time burglary on Thursday, Sept. 26 was David Alan Witprachtiger, a 26-year-old Livermore resident. Originally, two suspects were reported but police have confirmed only one suspect was actually involved.
"A neighbor on K Street saw a male suspect jump over the fence and into her backyard," said Livermore Police Spokeswoman Traci Rebiejo. "The neighbor saw another neighbor she knew and told him what she saw. He called police and ended up chasing one of the suspects all the way to 8th street at South J."
The male neighbor knew the suspect didn't belong in the neighborhood, Rebiejo said, and chased one of the suspects down.
"He wanted to detain him for us and ended up getting in a fight," she said.
The suspect lost his shirt and shoes, but was detained by the alert neighbor. A second neighbor stood by as a witness and police arrested the suspect.
Witprachtiger was arrested and charged with burglary.
"We don’t want a witness to get hurt," Rebiejo said. "If they can stay a safe distance and be a best witness, that's much better for us. It’s not worth getting injured or killed over property."