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El Cajon police arrest suspected indecent intruder

Police in El Cajon reported the arrest of a 31-year-old transient for residential burglary and indecent exposure on Thursday afternoon (June 25).

Last Sunday (June 21), officers responded to a call originating on the 500 block of Tamarisk Way in El Cajon. Arriving officers were told by a victim — a 30-year-old female who was sleeping in bed with her husband and infant — that she'd awoken to "a strange male standing over her and exposing himself in her bedroom."

The suspect, identified as a "tall skinny male of unknown race," fled the home as she got up and dialed authorities.

Investigation unearthed video of a man wearing similar clothing to the suspect attempting to break into a home on the 500 block of Lindsay Street, one block away. Further research led to a June 16 incident wherein a 17-year-old female called to report a suspicious man following her who'd attempt to hide when she turned to face him.

At that time, officers contacted Von Ryan Manago but determined he had committed no crime and released him following a field interrogation. Through the video footage, Manago and his black Toyota Camry were connected to the attempted Lindsay break-in.

When arrested while sleeping in his car along a residential street in Linda Vista, Manago was "found to have in his possession a box of rubber gloves similar to those recovered at the scene of the Tamarisk burglary."

Manago now faces charges of burglary and "indecent exposure after entry into an occupied dwelling." Additional charges may result as the investigation continues, according to El Cajon police Lt. Frank La Haye.

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