A suspected residential burglar who escaped police after a March break-in is now behind bars.
Palo Alto Police detectives arrested 27-year-old Tony Lopez, an East Palo Alto resident, while he was at work on a Portola Valley construction site Tuesday morning at around 10:30 a.m.
Lopez was booked into Santa Clara Main Jail on a felony burglary warrant that was issued due to his alleged involvement in a , police said.
Detectives are continuing to try to determine if Lopez might be involved in the string of home-invasion robberies that have plagued Palo Altans this year.
Police continue to urge residents to call 9-1-1 to report suspicious behavior, and to allow police to decide if that behavior is innocent or criminal. Information about the burglarly trend can be offered by calling dispatch at 650-329-2413 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Text and voice messages may also be sent to 650-383-8984.