Buena Vista Park break-ins cease with arrest of suspect

A series of burglaries that had residents of the Buena Vista Park area on alert ended after police arrested a man earlier this month that they believe wasresponsible for the break-ins.

“The burglar was caught and since that time the series has stopped,” police Capt. John Ehrlick of Park Station said. “The officers did a good job.”

Ehrlich said the series of at least 15 burglaries became such a problem that he had to call a community forum to help people in the neighborhood protect their homes and valuables.

According to Park Station police, officers caught the suspect red-handed on Dec. 3, at an apartment near the intersection of 14th and Noe streets, after someone called about a burglary in process.

When they reached the flat, at about 11:20 a.m., they noticed that the door was pried open and a man at the top of the stairs told them the burglar was still around.

“I called you guys,” he said, according to the report. “He’s still inside.”

But according to police, the man was trying to conceal a crowbar while carrying a pair of gloves. Police arrested the man after a brief struggle. Officers recovered a bag filled with computers, cameras, jewelry and other stolen goods. Police said he also had two stolen wallets, a watch and a cell phone hidden among his clothing.

Kelly Fuhlrodt, 50, was booked on two charges of burglary, along with counts of grand theft, evading police and possession of stolen goods. Police also believe Fuhlrodt may have robbed at least 15 homes around the Buena Vista Park area and the eastern end of the Sunset district.

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