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Resident Holds Burglary Suspect Till Police Arrive

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Dalton, GA (WRCB)--The Dalton Police Department arrested 45-year old Ernest Perez on Thursday afternoon after responding to a call of a burglary in progress at 303 Tibbs Road. 

Mr. Perez was charged with four counts of burglary.  Investigators believe that Mr. Perez broke into the house at approximately 4:00 PM, but he was interrupted when the residents returned home.  He attempted to flee the scene through a window, but was tackled by one of the residents outside and held until police officers arrived.  He was not armed.

Mr. Perez is also suspected in burglaries that occurred Wednesday night at two homes on Tibbs Road, and also a burglary off of Crow Valley Road at the Ashton Woods townhomes on the night of December 14th.  The only items taken in the Tibbs Road incidents were jewelry and money.   Investigators were able to recover the stolen property.  These incidents remain under investigation.

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