East Palo Alto men arrested for home burglary after neighborhood search in Milpitas


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

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Posted by Cid Young
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on Dec 30, 2015 at 11:30 am



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Posted by Repeat Offenders
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on Dec 30, 2015 at 2:46 pm

First degree burglary (meaning residential burglary) is a felony but carries a minimum sentence of just 2 years. With no prior offenses and good behavior, I read that a criminal has to serve only 85% of their time, which would be about 20 months. And second degree burglary (meaning commercial) can be classified as a felony or a misdemeanor with even less jail time than a residential burglary. No wonder we have repeat criminals like these robbing people's homes and other robbers smashing their trucks into store windows. They get a slap on the wrist. I suspect residential and commercial burglaries would both go down around here if Calif was a Castle Doctrine state.

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Posted by Alyssa2
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on Dec 31, 2015 at 8:19 am

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So shoot suspected burglars, ask questions later? What about your constitutional right to a fair trial? What about mistaken identity? No thanks- that doesn't make me feel safer!

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