Two would-be burglars were arrested after trying to break into an adult foster home around midday Tuesday.
The suspects, a Keizer man and a 15-year-old Salem boy, may also have been involved in a burglary on Linda Avenue earlier in the day, said Keizer Police Sgt. Andrew Copeland.
Police arrested the two after a call from a home in the 4000 block of Arnold Street NE. The caller, who operates an adult foster home out of her house, described seeing a juvenile opening her back sliding glass door at about 11:40 a.m. She had gone into the room to see why her dog was barking, she told authorities.
The suspect fled after seeing her, she reported, met up with another person and left the area on foot.
They were spotted shortly thereafter in the 4000 block of Gary Street by Ofc. Kevin DeMarco, and arrested without further incident.
Arrested was Nicholas Stehlin, 19, of Keizer on several counts, including attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.
The 15-year-old Salem boy faces counts of burglary, attempted burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary.