A Castro Valley man has been arrested after breaking into a home on the 5400 block of Kathy Way this morning, said Lt. Matt Sarsfield.
At around 10 a.m. police were sent to the area near for a report of an unknown person entering a home. The school was temporarily placed on lockdown while police responded.
A resident in the home said she heard a pounding noise at the side of her house. She locked herself in a room and called police, Sarsfield said.
Police were quickly able to surround the neighborhood and at about 10:25 a.m. the suspect fled from the front door and headed westbound on Kathy Way, Sarsfield said.
"He bolted out of the home with some property," Sgt. Todd Madrid said.
The 19-year-old suspect, identified as Brian Hayes, was detained moments later near an apartment complex on Norma Way, Sarsfield said.
Hayes was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Police also found a backpack and other items in the home that belonged to Hayes.
A neighbor said Hayes was seen earlier in the week in the area.
This morning's incident is the latest of a string of robberies and burglaries reported in the past month:
- Police continue to investigate a pair of .
- Police in September made .
In response to the recent crime, residents are teaming up and forming Neighborhood Watch groups. More details .