Police ask you to lock doors and windows after burglary case
KENNEWICK, Wash;-- Early this morning Kennewick Police arrested a man for burglary after he entered another person's home through an unlocked door.
Kennewick police say this is the second time they've dealt with a confused man entering someone else's home this weekend. We talked with officers who tell us at around 7:45 this morning; 26-year-old Edwin Mays entered a home on Kennewick Avenue, which is next door to where he lives.
Police say Mays tried to go through the front door of the home, but when it was locked he went in through the back-unlocked door. The owner was reportedly in bed with her child and when she saw Mays she yelled for help.
Police say Mays is a convicted felon and this morning they booked him for burglary charges. They add, these situations become more common as the weather warms up and people who are under the influence try and walk home.
"It's pretty common with intoxicated people," KPD officer Aaron Hamel said. "They usually get lost which is what we see. They're trying to get into what they think is their house."
They expect more of these cases this time of year, which is why they are asking that people lock their doors, windows and garage doors.