A Modesto couple asleep in their bedroom were awakened by a noise early Tuesday morning. As the husband reached toward the noise, he touched an unknown person in their room.
The person was a burglar and he fled when the husband turned on the bedroom light, Modesto police said.
The husband got up to find two bags filled with their personal property and the burglar's shoes left behind, according to police spokesperson Heather Graves.
Graves said evidence left behind at the burglary scene on the 1400 block of Del Vista led detectives to a motel on N. 9th Street where they arrested Steven McClure, 22, for burglary and probation violation.
The residents were not injured in the 3:30 a.m. incident.