Andrew Christian Heitmeyer

Alan Gray, a 14-year resident of Folsom writes about all kinds of things happening in and around Folsom.

On Friday afternoon, 23 year old Andrew Christian Heitmeyer thought it would be a good idea to burglarize an empty home in Fratis Street, Prairie Oaks, in Folsom.

It was just after lunchtime, a few minutes before the homeowner’s nanny arrived. The nanny entered the residence and hear a noise. Thinking it was the owner, she called out, but there was no response. Then the homeowner arrived, and the nanny told him what happened. As he started to check the house, he realized there had been a burglary, and he and the nanny encountered Heitmeyer. Heitmeyer fled from the house, out through the rear sliding door at the rear of the house.

Not content with breaking into one house and narrowly escaping, Heitmeyer tried to break into another house, possibly in an effort to avoid the police.

It wasn’t Heitmeyer’s lucky day, because that home was occupied, and the homeowner chased him.

Police officers eventually captured Heitmeyer, and their investigation tied him to the burglary incident. He was arrested and booked into the Sacramento County Jail on one count of burglary, and one count of attempted burglary. Bail was set at $130,000.