SJ: Police arrest man charged in two home burglaries

(AP)

SAN JOSE (BCN)

San Jose police arrested a man last week in connection with two burglaries and are seeking the public’s help in identifying related incidents of burglary that also involved peeping.

Pedro Aparicio Guzman, 38, was arrested last Thursday after a woman reported that her home in the 1200 block of Panoche Avenue was burglarized sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 4:30 a.m. that morning, police said.

After some items were taken from the home, including a porcelain Buddha statue, a woman who lived there told police someone had grabbed a dirty pair of women’s underwear from a laundry basket in the her garage and threw it onto the roof of her home, police said.

Guzman is also suspected of burglarizing a home on April 13 in the 800 block of Mistflower Drive between 1 a.m. and 6 a.m., including an orange placed in front of a Buddhist shrine.

A woman who lived at the residence told police that the day before, she was in her garage washing her hands when she turned and noticed a man masturbating near a door to her home before he fled on foot, police said.

Several hours after the Panoche Avenue burglary, police arrested Guzman at his home in the 1100 block of Pipe Dream Court in San Jose after obtaining a set of latent prints at the home on Mistflower and matching them with the suspect’s prints.

Officers found belongings reported stolen from both burglaries in Guzman’s home, police said.

The Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office has since charged Guzman with two counts of burglary, according to police.

Police said that Guzman also was arrested on suspicion of trespassing on May 17, 2009, following a report by a 13-year-old girl who said she awoke while sleeping at about 4:10 a.m. to find a man standing over her who appeared startled and exited out a bedroom window.

Police responded to the girl’s home in the 1900 block of Story Road and lifted some latent fingerprints identified as Guzman’s, police said.

The department is asking for assistance from the public in identifying other unreported incidents of burglary that included peeping,

police said.

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