PD: Scottsdale homeowner detains burglary suspect

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Scottsdale police said a homeowner caught a burglar in the act and detained him until officers arrived.

Richard Woodson, 29, faces burglary and theft charges.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, Woodson entered the fenced rear patio and storage room of the victim's home near Indian School Road and 81st Street at about 5 a.m. Tuesday.

The 48-year-old homeowner saw the suspect and confronted him. The suspect began to leave but was detained by the homeowner.

No injuries were reported in the incident, however, an officer was involved in a crash while responding to the burglary call.

The officer's patrol car and a Mustang received front-end damage in the collision. Both drivers had very minor injuries.