The SAPD has arrested a homeless man for burglarizing the same apartment twice

Santa Ana Police Department

Advisory: SAPD Officers Arrest Suspect For Burglary After Going To Same Apartment Twice In A Three Day Period

Arrested: Isaias Vargas-Martinez (26) Transient Santa Ana




Summary: Monday, 4-9-2018 at 10:17 pm officers responded to a cat burglary in progress. The victim and her roommate were in the first floor of their bottom floor condo, when victim #1 walked in her bedroom and noticed her desk had been moved. The victim looked out her window and noticed the screen was no longer in place. The victim turned around and saw a male suspect standing in her bedroom. The suspect did not say anything; instead he put his index finger over his mouth indicating the victim be quiet. The victims were able to lock themselves in their bathroom and call 911. The suspect fled prior to police arrival.

A K9 was used to search the apartment and DUKE conducted an area check with negative results. The suspect is described as a male, Hispanic, 30 yrs., 5’07”-5’08” tall, dark skin, wearing baggy khaki long shorts and no shirt.

On 4-11-2018 at 12:13am, officers responded to a separate prowler call in the same complex and same victim’s apartment where the victim saw the suspect standing at her rear door. Arriving officers located the suspect. He was wearing the same clothing and matched the description from the prior night’s burglary. The victim was contacted and she positively identified the suspect, who was arrested without incident and booked into SAPD Jail for Burglary.

The Santa Ana Police Department wants to remind community members as we approach the warm weather season to be cautious not to leave windows and doors open as you sleep if at all possible.



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