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LAKESIDE, Calif. – Deputies tracked down a man accused of burglarizing a home getting fumigated in Alpine and later phoning in a bomb threat at Jack in the Box.

A fumigation employee working at a house near Quail Canyon Road in Alpine saw a man leave the tented home carrying a bag before jumping over a fence around 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, San Diego Sheriff’s Sgt. Steve Bodine said. Deputies, detectives and police dogs were sent to the neighborhood.

During the search for the man, the sheriff’s department received a call about a bomb at Jack in the Box on Lake Jennings Road. Some Lakeside deputies went to the fast food restaurant and determined the bomb threat was a hoax, Bodine said.

Alpine detectives traced the phoned-in threat to Justin C. Williams, Bodine said. Detectives then had the fumigation employee look at a photo line-up and he pointed out Williams.

Williams was found in the area of Blossom Valley Road at 6:30 p.m. after residents reported seeing a suspicious man walking around the area, Bodine said. Deputies arrested him and booked Williams into San Diego Central Jail.  He faces burglary charges.

Anyone with information about this case should call Crime Stoppers at 888-580-8477.