GARDEN CITY -- A suspected prowler is in custody after police say he entered a woman's home in Garden City Friday morning.
Sage Zumr, 18, is facing charges of unlawful entry, trespassing and resisting and obstructing officers.
Police say Zumr got into the home, located on the 200 block of East 47th Street, at about 9 a.m. The resident was inside with her young son at the time.
The woman confronted Zumr with a gun, and he ran away, police say. She called 911, and was able to provide officers with a description of the intruder.
Officers searched the area and found Zumr as he was trying to ge into a different house nearby, police say. According to police, the suspect refused to listen to the officers' commands, and had to be forcibly taken into custody.
Neither Zumr nor the officers was hurt in the arrest.
Garden City Police Chief Rick Allen praised the homeowner and his officers.
"Anytime someone unlawfully enters a residence while the homeowners are home, especially when children are present, the event is extremely scary and the results can be tragic. Everyone has a reasonable expectation to be safe in the confines of their own home and most will take extraordinary measures to protect their family," he said. "Luckily no one was injured in this particular case. This is a great example of the police, dispatch, and the community working together in order to safely solve a problem. The homeowner did an excellent job of quickly providing dispatch with relevant information and dispatch quickly relaying that information, allowing our officers to rapidly deploy and apprehend the suspect who was attempting to flee. This was a dynamic situation that could have been very dangerous; however, we were able to mitigate the danger by working together, communicating effectively and deploying expeditiously."
It's unclear why Zumr was attempting to get into the homes. He has been booked into the Ada County Jail.