SAN JOSE, Calif. - Police in San Jose have arrested a home burglary suspect who they said was in possession of a large cache of firearms and ammunition.
52-year-old San Jose resident Steven Florentino was arrested last week, following a months-long investigation.
Police said Florentino was suspected of carrying out a residential burglary back in April. Investigators said a neighbor confronted the suspect who fled the scene before police arrived. The neighbor told investigators that the burglar was armed with a gun.
Detectives later identified Florentino as the suspect in the break-in and obtained an arrest warrant, as well as a warrant for the search of his home.
On Wednesday, officers from the San Jose Police Department Covert Response Unit (CRU) located Florentino and took him into custody.
A search of his home resulted in the discovery of numerous unregistered firearms and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition, investigators said.
San Jose police said they found numerous unregistered firearms and more than a thousand rounds of ammunition when they arrested burglary suspect 52-year-old Steven Florentino on Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2023.
"Among the firearms, Detectives recovered two assault rifles, one with a suppressor, two semi-automatic pistols, and twelve antique rifles and pistols," police added.
They also noted that Florentino was "prohibited" from owning firearms, though police did not provide details on a possible criminal history.
Florentino was booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail on residential burglary and weapons charges.
He’s set to appear in court on Nov. 6.