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Listen to 911 call: Girl, 14, hides from intruder

James Conner (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office) James Conner (Provided by the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
ANDERSON TWP, OH (FOX19) - A 14-year-old girl hid in her bedroom and called 911 when an intruder got into her home Wednesday.

Her quick thinking led to the burglary suspect's quick arrest.

The teen didn't answer when the man rang the bell at her Denallen Drive residence about 5 p.m. 

He had just knocked on doors to two other homes in the neighborhood, but he left when those residents answered. He told them he was looking for a lost dog, court records show.

When the teen didn't answer her doorbell, the man tried to open the front door, but it was locked. So he went around the back of the house and slipped in through a rear sliding door.

He stole cash, change and restaurant gift cards from a woman's purse, records state. Then he went to the stairwell and tried to get into the teen's room. 

She called her grandparents, who live nearby, and 911.

"There's someone in my house," the girl told the dispatcher, according to a recording of the call.

"How old are you?" 

"Fourteen," she responded.

"And what makes you think someone's breaking in?"

"He rang the doorbell and then I saw someone come to the back door," she said.

The teen said she fled upstairs and locked her bedroom door, but he came up and rattled her doorknob, trying to get in.

"There was someone just at the door in my room," she told the dispatcher.

"Are they rattling the door knob?"

"They did, and he left," she said. "I heard them come to my bedroom door and I told my grandmother to come over."

The suspect ran out of the house.

Meanwhile, a deputy in the area on an unrelated traffic stop saw the man fleeing.

The teen's grandparents, who by that point were walking to the home, also saw him in the yard, records show.

The man, Charles Conner II, of Georgetown was taken into custody without further incident and confessed.

He is held at the Hamilton County jail on charges of burglary, marijuana possession and possession of drug abuse tools.

Conner has a 9 a.m. court appearance Thursday.

This is the second time this week a child was home and called 911 when someone tried to break in or broke in. 

On Tuesday, a 12-year-old Silverton girl's screams scared off a would-be burglar on Elwynne Drive near Oak Avenue.

The suspect remains on the run.

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