They received a call from a victim on Collimore Road who reported that a burglary and sexual assault had taken place.
Detectives said the suspect was apprehended for unrelated crimes and remains in custody. They said a stolen registered firearm was also recovered.
"To be honest, that got me really angry, and I wish there was something we could have done to prevent it," said neighbor Nick Quattropani. "We saw a bunch of squad cars, big evidence tank truck, whole lot happening on our normally quiet street."
Neighbors said they are paying even more attention to their surroundings.
It is unclear if the home was targeted.
The investigation is ongoing.
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