Man breaks into house for underwear

January 24, 2009 12:24:16 PM PST
Vacaville police are reminding residents to call 911 if they see a prowler because they arrested a man Friday for allegedly breaking into someone's home, wearing the resident's underwear and masturbating.

A neighbor was looking after a home where the suspect was found inside. The neighbor spotted the suspect who then grabbed a towel and left, according to the Police Department.

Detectives identified Garland Viertal, 43, as the suspect and believed the sole purpose of allegedly breaking into the home was to commit a crime to further sexual gratification, police said.

Viertal was taken into custody without incident and booked in Solano County Jail, police said.

Anyone who might have information about the case is asked to call Detective Miller of the Police Department at (707) 469-6600.