Palo Alto police have arrested a San Jose man suspected of burglarizing a home on Oregon Avenue early Saturday morning while the homeowners were still in bed.
One of the residents said she heard the front door open a little after 6 a.m. and woke her husband. They got up and saw a burglar leaving their home through the front door. The couple reported the incident to police after noticing that their car keys were missing, police said in a press release issued Monday.
The alleged burglar was arrested near the intersection of Oregon Expressway and Middlefield Road. A set of car keys was found nearby and was later identified as the set of keys stolen from the Oregon Avenue residence. Police determined that the man, a 23-year-old resident of San Jose, fit the description of a man who had fled from Stanford University Department of Public Safety deputies only hours earlier.
The man allegedly committed a traffic violation and failed to pull over for a Santa Clara County sheriff's deputy who attempted to stop him in his vehicle, according to Department of Public Safety spokesman Bill Larson.
He was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail and faces one felony charge of residential burglary. A spokesman from Stanford's public safety department could not immediately be reached.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be e-mailed to email@example.com or sent by text message or voicemail to 650-383-8984. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through the police's free mobile app, downloadable at bit.ly/PAPD-AppStore or bit.ly/PAPD-GooglePlay.
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