News Release News Release The City of Palo Alto
Communications Department
250 Hamilton Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94301


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Alert Palo Alto Police Officer Catches Burglars
Contact : Agent Max Nielepko, Palo Alto Police Department    650-617-3195
Palo Alto, CA - A Palo Alto resident came home today to find his home being burglarized. The two suspects fled in a vehicle with the victim's stolen property. An alert Palo Alto Police Department officer spotted the suspect vehicle about 30 minutes later. Two suspects were arrested and the victim’s stolen property was recovered.

Palo Alto Police received a 9-1-1 call today at 11:47 a.m., from the victim of a residential burglary. The victim returned to his house in the 800 block of Oregon Avenue and interrupted two male suspects who were stealing electronics from his home. The suspects jumped into a waiting vehicle and fled the scene. Since the victim’s phone was among the items stolen from his residence, he was unable to call police for several minutes. By the time police arrived, the suspects were gone.

Approximately 30 minutes later, Sergeant Mike Honiker spotted the suspect vehicle in the area of University Avenue and Highway 101. Police stopped the vehicle and the suspects were positively identified by the victim. Both suspects and were placed under arrest.

Investigation by Palo Alto Police Detectives led to a home in East Palo Alto where all of the victim’s stolen property was recovered.

Ever Saul Castro, a 23 year old residing in East Palo Alto, was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Main Jail. Castro was charged with burglary, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest and providing false information to police. Castro also had a no-bail felony parole violation warrant and a $60,000 felony sexual assault warrant for his arrest.

The second suspect, a juvenile, was charged with burglary and booked into the Santa Clara Juvenile Hall.