Matthew Jones, 18, was arrested for allegedly entering homes in the Carmichael area. (Credit: Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department)
CARMICHAEL, Calif. (CBS13) - An accused California creep is in jail, far away from the homes he's suspected of breaking into and allegedly preying on kids.
Investigators say surveillance cameras may give them the evidence they need to lock him up for a long time.
"For all intents and purposes, this is the Bogeyman. This is the guy that comes in the middle of the night," said Dep. Jason Ramos, Sacramento County Sheriff's Department.
A predator, who allegedly broken into at least three homes in the dead of night and looking for children, confronted two and sexually assaulting one.
Sacramento County deputies say they've locked up this man, identified as 18-year-old Matthew Jones.
It was Saturday night that Erik Altunez de Mayolo says he discovered, possibly, the same suspect inside his home near his grandkids' room, but they were out of town.
Mayolo grabbed the man and pushing him out, and called 911.
He had no clue what the same man may have been up to until he learned of the other incidents.
"Obviously he was somewhere near the kids rooms. I think he was somewhat startled," said Mayolo.
While deputies have not released where they located Jones, neighbors reported seeing deputies at a group home around the same time of the arrest and sheriff's detectives were caught on CBS13 cameras leaving.
The home is just two blocks away.
No one answered the door, but neighbors say the home is known to the neighborhood.
"That it was somehow related to some kind of sexual offenses," said neighbor Jeannine Carter.
Mayolo wife, learning of the arrest, is thankful they can breathe easier.
"It's good news that it's over," said Kaye Altunez de Mayolo.
Jones is being held on $300,000 bail.