Lewis Erlenmyer, a 44-year old man from El Monte, was arrested at about 3:46 am this morning and booked at the Arcadia City Jail on charges of residential and vehicle burglary. Officers were called to the 1900-2000 block of Terra Lane after a resident looked out their window to see Erlenmyer, dressed in all black with gloves, walk on and off several residential properties. At one point, the resident saw the suspect carrying an object away after he had entered the property empty handed.
Officers arrived in the area and found Erlenmyer hiding beneath some construction equipment on a residential property on Terra Lane. Investigation revealed that a pick-up truck had been broken into where Erlenmyer had been seen by the witness. Additionally, evidence was found at the scene indicating that property had been taken from within the residence where Erlenmyer was detained and ultimately arrested. Property recovered included power tools and credit cards.