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June 7, 2011 > Burglary suspect arrested

Burglary suspect arrested

Submitted By Sergeant Daryl Sequeira, Milpitas PD

On June 2, at approximately 4:49 a.m., Milpitas police officers responded to a report of a suspicious person vandalizing cars at the Centria Condominium complex located at 1001 S. Main St. The reporting party stated the suspect was tampering with vehicles and left the scene on a motorized scooter. An officer canvassing "The Pines," a nearby residential neighborhood, saw a suspect matching the description standing next to a scooter and several bags of property. The suspect fled from the officer and began jumping residential fences to avoid capture. Officers set up a perimeter and conducted a house-to-house search for the suspect. Shortly thereafter, several victims from the complex reported their vehicles had been burglarized.

At approximately 8:48 a.m., an officer saw the suspect reappear and a foot pursuit ensued. The suspect jumped several more fences and eventually broke into a home in the 1200(B) Sun Court. While in the house, the suspect changed his clothing, took property, and left with the owner's dog as a ruse to escape capture. An alert citizen saw the suspect acting suspiciously in the neighborhood and witnessed the suspect release the dog. Officers responded to the suspicious persons call and arrested the suspect. Upon his capture, several items from the residence were located in his possession.

The suspect was identified as Paul Everette Keglar, a 40 year-old San Francisco resident. Keglar was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail for residential burglary, dog stealing, resisting arrest, and multiple counts of auto burglary.

Anyone with any information regarding this investigation or other similar incidents is encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Milpitas Police Department Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500, or via the Milpitas Police Department website at: http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/government/police/crime_tip.asp

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