Two East Palo Alto men were arrested in connection with a home burglary after a neighborhood search Monday night in Milpitas, police said today.
Daniel Flores, 23, and Jaime Magana, 24, were arrested on suspicion of residential burglary, conspiracy, possession of stolen property, probation violation and resisting arrest, police Sgt. Dave Morris said.
Flores was also arrested on an outstanding warrant from a prior burglary, Morris said.
On Monday shortly before 9 p.m., a resident found out their Rocky Mountain Avenue home was broken into through a cellphone alert and quickly notified police, according to Morris.
The resident's cellphone was connected to a home surveillance system that features a motion detection sensor, Morris said.
Police set up a perimeter in the neighborhood and were able to catch Flores as he jumped over a backyard fence, where he ran into a waiting officer, according to Morris.
Magana was found hiding in another backyard in the area about an hour later while officers were conducting a yard-to-yard search, Morris said.
The 24-year-old allegedly tried to flee from the officers but was taken into custody, according to Morris.
One officer suffered minor injuries while apprehending the older suspect, the sergeant said.
Anyone with information on the case or similar incidents is asked to call police at 408-586-2400. Anonymous tips can be made to the police crime tip hotline at 408-586-2400 or online at ci.milpitas.ca.gov.