A Richland man allegedly broke into a Kennewick house and tried to force his way into a woman’s bedroom.
The woman woke up about 1:45 a.m. Monday to let her dog out and heard a man’s voice coming from inside her house on West Albany Avenue, police said.
She called out from her bedroom and William E. Gufstason, 35, tried to get into the room, police said.
The woman, who lives at the home with her 21-year-old daughter, called 911 and Gufstason ran away, police said. Officers spotted Gufstason running on Albany Avenue and jumping fences. A short time later, he was seen riding a bike near Morain Street.
Police eventually caught him near the Arby’s parking lot on West Clearwater Avenue.
They say he was apparently under the influence of some drug and boasted about his criminal past. Gufstason, who had a state Department of Corrections warrant, was arrested and booked into the Benton County jail on suspicion of burglary.