Man Arrested on Suspicion of Burglary, Attempted Rape at Garden Grove Home: Police
Police deployed a K-9 dog and Taser to subdue a 23-year-old man who allegedly burglarized a Garden Grove home late Friday night and attempted to rape a girl who was inside, officials said.
Noe Gonzalez was being held at Orange County’s Central Men’s Jail, according to online inmate records.
An intruder about 11:10 p.m. entered a home in the 12500 block of Volkwood Street (map) through an unlocked sliding glass door, according to a statement from the Garden Grove Police Department.
The suspect, later identified as Gonzalez, was inside the home for about 30 to 40 minutes before he was detected, authorities said.
The intruder walked into the bedroom of a young girl and “made physical contact with her,” the statement said. After she confronted Gonzalez and he fled from her bedroom, the girl told her father what happened, according to officials. The father then called the Police Department.
Officers responded to the scene and began investigating. One of the officers walked out of the residence and was headed toward his police car when he heard a disturbance at a home next door.
Two residents then exited the second home and said an intruder was inside. The homeowners gave a description that matched the one provided by the victims of the initial incident, authorities said.
Garden Grove police established a perimeter and requested assistance from nearby law-enforcement agencies. K-9 units arrived from the Tustin Police Department and Orange County Sheriff’s Department, as did a helicopter from the Huntington Beach Police Department.