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Jamestown Man Accused of Burglarizing Neighbor, Wearing Victim’s Clothes

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JAMESTOWN --

A Jamestown homeowner caught an alleged burglar in the act and he was wearing the homeowner's clothes.

Tuolumne County sheriff’s deputies said it all happened Monday morning when the homeowner arrived at his house on the 15000 block of Jacksonville Road in Jamestown.

Scott Oliver, 52, allegedly broke into a neighbor’s house in a rural area on Monday morning, according to detectives.

The victim arrived to find his home in disarray. A black duffle bag with the homeowner's belongings was sitting outside his front door, the ceiling fan and lights were on. Paintings and tools including a chainsaw were gone, too.

As the homeowner was trying to figure out what was going on, his contractor arrived.

The two then started searching the property for clues and found Oliver in the driveway wearing the victim’s clothes. That’s when investigators said the victim grabbed his gun and held Oliver at gunpoint until deputies arrived.

The motive behind the crime is still unclear but the suspect does live a short drive away and is now facing burglary and vandalism charges.

He is being held at the Tuolumne County Jail on $50,000 bail.

Detectives added that the contractor worked for a home alarm company.

The homeowner was supposed to get an alarm system installed the day the crime happened.