Two men suspected of trying to burglarize a home in the gated neighborhood of Shady Canyon in Irvine were in custody this week.

An Irvine Police Department officer located a suspicious vehicle parked in the neighborhood of Quail Hill at 11 p.m. May 21 and noticed a two-way radio and a loaded ghost gun inside the vehicle, said Lt. Bill Bingham.

Shortly after, a homeowner on Canyon Creek reported two men wearing masks approached their home but fled when the resident yelled into their surveillance system, Bingham said.

Officers established a perimeter in an effort to apprehend the suspects and with assistance of the Anaheim Police Department’s helicopter Angel and the Irvine Police Department drone team, the two men were located and arrested in the surrounding open space.

Dione Eric Riley, 27, of Long Beach, and Jordan Jahri Jones, 25, of Palmdale, were arrested for suspicion of attempted residential burglary and booked at the Orange County Jail.

Contact Det. Eric Weber at eweber@cityofirvine.org or (949) 724-7245.

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