Burglary suspect falls into cops' arms

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Here's KTVU crime reporter Henry Lee's Rap Sheet blog for July 19, 2016:

BURGLARY SUSPECT COMES CRASHING DOWN: A burglary suspect hiding in an attic literally fell into the arms of waiting police officers early today in Concord.

It all began about 6:30 a.m. when police responded to a burglary in progress on Roskelley Drive in the city's Holbrook Heights neighborhood.

A citizen chased him away, and the suspect ran to a vacant house nearby, where he hid in an attic for an hour as officers surrounded the home.

Police fired bean-bag rounds to force him out, and he tried to escape by punching his way through the ceiling, authorities said.

Case then "fell into the arms of officers waiting with handcuffs," police said. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest.

SEX OFFENDER NABBED IN STOLEN CAR: Milpitas police arrested a sex offender in a stolen car, authorities said.

The incident began about 10:30 p.m. Monday when a park ranger saw someone in a Ford Mustang parked at Ed Levin Park after closing time. A check of the license plate revealed that the car had been stolen in San Jose.

As Milpitas officers arrived, the car began to leave.

Officers stopped it and arrested the driver, Herlinda Duran, a 46-year-old transient from the Milpitas area, and the passenger, Richard Junior Aguilar III, a 36-year-old transient from San Jose, for being in the stolen car, police said.

Officers found drug paraphernalia on Duran and meth on Aguilar, police said. Officers also determined that Aguilar had an active parole violation warrant for failing to register as a sex offender, police said.

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