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


Subject :

Residential Burglar Arrested
Contact : Detective Brian Philip, Palo Alto Police Department    650-353-0624
Palo Alto, Ca - On Tuesday, December 15, 2009, a resident encountered an unknown subject in her bedroom. Upon questioning the man, she learned that he climbed through her bedroom window. After the brief encounter, the man left the Sierra Court residence and walked down the street. The alert resident immediately contacted Police who responded to the area and located the suspect near his vehicle.

The suspect, 38 year-old Carlos Colin of Newark, was determined to be on probation for auto theft. A search of his vehicle revealed miscellaneous watches, jewelry, and other assorted items. A subsequent interview revealed that the suspect may be responsible for additional Palo Alto residential burglaries. Palo Alto Police Detectives are continuing their investigation to determine what other burglaries Colin is responsible for.

Palo Alto Police urge citizens to report suspicious persons and vehicles in their respective neighborhoods. Citizens are encouraged to lock their doors, secure valuables, and utilize installed alarm systems.