Suspect flees when alarm goes off. Police find him hiding near by

A burglar alarm interrupted a break-in at a drive-in and led to the arrest of a Taft man last week.

Taft Police Sgt. Corey Beilby said police were alerted to a burglar alarm at the Frosty Freeze at Sixth and Woodrow at about 1:50 a.m. and were on scene within 4 minutes.

They discovered evidence of entry into the business, but no suspect inside.

A search of the area led to the discovery of the suspect, Wesley Aaron Flannigan, 34, hiding at a nearby business.

Flannigan was detained and questioned and admitted breaking into the business but fled when the alarm sounded without taking anything, Beilby said.

Flannigan was arrested for commercial burglary and vandalism.

It was the second time in less than a month that police have arrested a burglary suspect when an alarm sounded.
Jerrod Sullivan was caught exiting a downtown business on April 27 by police responding to the alarm.