ALAMO — A Merced man is dealing with housebreaking costs after he allegedly left his DNA inside a neighborhood house the place he and two others made off with $100,000 price of jewellery, money and different valuables, courtroom data present.
The 26-year-old suspect was charged on Jan. 29 with first-degree residential housebreaking, a felony, in reference to the September 2023 break-in. Police say surveillance video captured three males break into a house on Sugar Creek Lane in Alamo via a rear window and ransack the place for valuables.
In a information launch, a Contra Costa Sheriff’s spokesman stated the 26-year-old is a suspect in different burglaries totaling greater than $300,000 in losses. He was arrested Jan. 25, after a police pursuit in Tehama County, authorities stated. He’s at the moment being held on costs of evading police, possessing weapons, and housebreaking, pending extradition to Contra Costa County.
The suspect was charged after a DNA check confirmed he had left pores and skin cells on a protected inside the house, which is situated off of Stone Valley Highway. His DNA has additionally been linked to house burglaries in Santa Clara County, authorities stated.
The residents have been out of city in the course of the Alamo break-in. Police say the burglars disabled one house safety digicam however left others untouched.