Police: Man arrested after breaking into Redding home through a doggie door

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A Redding man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of burglary and prowling after he allegedly broke into a woman’s home through a dog door.

The woman, who police did not name, told officers the man had worked on her air conditioning about a month ago and at the time made unwanted advances on her, police said.

The man also got the woman’s phone number and began calling and texting her until she blocked his number, police said.

But at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday the man showed up at the woman’s house and got inside by crawling through a dog door, police said. The woman confronted him, ordered him out of the house and threatened to call police.

The man left her house but was found nearby at an Arco gas station on Churn Creek Road in Redding, police said. The woman identified the man and police attempted to arrest him after he allegedly admitted to going to the woman’s house, police said.

The man, identified by police as William Robinson, 41, of Redding ran away as officers placed him in handcuffs, police said. However, police said he was quickly caught.

Robinson was taken to Shasta County Jail and booked on suspicion of burglary, prowling and resisting arrest. Police said they are investigating possible charges of stalking.

Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to call 530-225-4200.

Damon Arthur is the Record Searchlight’s resources and environment reporter. He is among the first on the scene at breaking news incidents, reporting real time on Twitter at @damonarthur_RS. Damon is part of a dedicated team of journalists who investigate wrongdoing and find the unheard voices to tell the stories of the North State. He welcomes story tips at 530-338-8834 and [email protected] Help local journalism thrive by subscribing today!

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