Accused DUI Driver Attempts Home Burglary After Being Released From Jail

Stock Image of Glendora Police Car, Photo by Aaron Castrejon.

Police arrested a Glendora man early Wednesday morning, hours after he was released from jail for allegedly causing a DUI crash.

The suspect, Hijinio Arroyo, 40, from Glendora, was arrested in the 1600 block of South Danehurst Avenue January 20 after a resident reported a prowler at 2:39 a.m. Arroyo was found in a rear yard attempting to open a door to a home, said Sgt. Scott Strong of Glendora Police.

Arroyo was arrested Tuesday evening after reportedly causing a crash at the intersection of Barranca Avenue and Gladstone Street. A Good Samaritan called Glendora Police at 6:52 p.m. and reported Arroyo was weaving all over the road in a 2001 GMC pickup, Strong said.

Before officers could arrive, Arroyo caused a collision, which occurred around 7 p.m., said Sgt. Mike Henderson of Glendora Police.

Arroyo caused minor injuries in the collision, Henderson said.

“He was taken to the hospital and when he got out … he went to commit this burglary. So we arrested him and booked him on everything,” Strong said.

Arroyo was booked on suspicion of attempted burglary, driving under the influence of narcotics and driving on a suspended license.

Arroyo is being held in the Glendora jail in lieu of $125,000 bail. He is scheduled to make an appearance in the West Covina Courthouse January 22, according to county booking records.

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