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Santa Cruz Police arrest suspect in multiple burglaries

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. - A Santa Cruz man has been arrested after allegedly breaking into multiple homes.

Santa Cruz Police responded to an interrupted residential burglary in the 600 block of Escalona Drive early Saturday morning.

The suspect had come in through the home through an unlocked sliding glass door and fled the house when residents announced their presence. Santa Cruz Police set up a perimeter in the neighborhood and the surrounding area in hopes the suspect would show himself.

About an hour later, a homeowner in the 100 block of Hollywood Avenue called to report another occupied residential burglary, and the suspect description was a match to the original suspect from Escalona Drive. SCPD patrol set up a perimeter and did yard to yard searches, but turned up noone.

An observant citizen then called from the 100 block of Peyton Street to report a male subject running across Mission Street, then south on Walnut Avenue. 

Several SCPD units responded immediately and detained the suspect 40-year-old Terrance Alexander, from Santa Cruz. Among the stolen items in Mr. Alexander possession was a driver's license in his pocket with the matching address of a home that was burglarized. 

SCPD arrested Terrance Alexander for burglary and possession of stolen property.


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