TURLOCK — The burglary suspects who fled a Turlock home after a teen screamed at them and chased them away have been arrested.
During the afternoon of Nov. 26, Bobi-Jo Pederson McCalley’s 13-year-old daughter ran into a closet to hide after a man rang their doorbell several times then kicked in the door.
After collecting a bag full of jewelry, the suspect opened the closet door and the teen confronted him. She screamed and began to hit him until he ran out of the house and into a getaway car.
“We didn’t have a whole lot of information to go on other than the video but because members of the public came forward and were able to point us in the right direction,” Sgt. Russ Holeman Spokesman, Turlock Police Department said.
On Jan. 13, Tustin Police arrested 52-year-old Kevin Morgan and 48-year-old Jodi Northcut on suspicion of possessing stolen property. It was later discovered the two were responsible for the burglary in Turlock.
Both suspects were later booked into the Stanislaus County Jail on suspicion of home invasion robbery, burglary and grand theft.
FOX40 spoke to the homeowner off camera — she says she does not want to comment yet; she’ll let justice take its course first.
Investigators say the tips helped them crack this case.
“The fact that he was in CDCR custody before he got transported to Stanislaus County, I think you could figure out he has some type of criminal history,” Holeman said.
FOX40 found that a Jodi Northcutt in Stanislaus County has a lengthy history of drug use, domestic violence and “willful cruelty to a child.”
Detectives are now working with neighboring agencies because they believe this pair might have burglarized other homes.