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Menlo Park: Resident spots burglar; man arrested

 

A Redwood City man was arrested Saturday morning, Feb. 27, after he allegedly burglarized a home in Menlo Park with a woman resident still inside, police said.

Porfirio Cruz Jimenez-Pimentel, 25, was arrested around 9:37 a.m. in the 1200 block of Valparaiso Avenue after a woman who resided there called police reporting a suspicious person.

The woman told police she had seen a man walk down along the side of her residence toward a detached garage, where she lost sight of him.

Officers arrived and set up a perimeter around the home. They found a rear door had been forced open.

Additional officers from the Menlo Park and Atherton police departments, and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office and its K-9 unit arrived to assist with the search.

Jimenez-Pimentel was found hiding inside and taken into custody, police said.

He was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics, possession of narcotics paraphernalia and resisting arrest.

— Bay City News Service

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