Police arrest alleged attempted home intruder

Two minutes after police received a report that a man was trying to break into a Mendenhall Valley home Saturday morning, officers found the alleged intruder as he tried to escape in a wooded area, police said.

The Juneau Police Department arrested Demetrius Campos, 21, around 3 a.m. Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Teslin Street, according to a JPD press release.

Police said Campos attempted to break into a residential bedroom, but was stopped by a resident who struck Campos’ head with the butt of a rifle. Campos issued threats to the residents inside, then attempted to enter the home again but was unsuccessful, the JPD press release states.

An officer eventually tackled Campos in the wooded area near where the attempted burglary took place after Campos led police on a brief foot chase, police said.

Capital City Fire/Rescue medics evaluated Campos before he was eventually taken to Lemon Creek Correctional Center for burglary, assault and criminal mischief charges, police said.

Alcohol is believed to have been a factor in this incident.

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