Two employees of a Bay Area termite-control company were arrested last week (Dec. 14) after the firm's owner suspected they might have been involved in burglaries in Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills homes that were burglarized after receiving termite work from his company.
In both cases, the homeowners called the owner of the termite-control company, who then contacted police.
The Palo Alto burglary occurred between Nov. 27 and 28 in the 100 block of Tennyson Avenue.
Police Officer Tom Pohl determined that the two employees, recently hired by the termite-control company, both had police records. The men were identified as Herbert A. Thompson, 48, who was on parole for robbery and Isaac Aguilar, 20, who was wanted on two felony warrants for narcotics violations.
The men were located and arrested by Foster City police, Palo Alto Police Agent Donna Arndt said. A search of their vehicle produced property stolen in both the Palo Alto and Los Altos Hills burglaries, along with four guns, she reported. Thompson and Aguilar face burglary charges, Arndt said.