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Suspect arrested for multiple community burglaries

The San Benito County Sheriff's Office, along with Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team agents and the Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team, served a burglary-related search warrant on April 24 in the 100 block of Sierra Court.
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This press release was provided by the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office.

San Benito County Sheriff’s Office deputies on Tuesday arrested suspect Alfredo Zendejas, 24, for multiple burglaries in the community.

On April 24 at approximately 0700 hours, the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office served a burglary-related search warrant in the 100 block of Sierra Court in the City of Hollister, according to a sheriff’s office press release. Unified Narcotic Enforcement Team (UNET) agents and the Santa Clara County Special Enforcement Team assisted local law enforcement with the search warrant.

Deputy Brandon Mingus wrote the warrant after he had taken multiple theft/burglary reports in the neighborhood of Oak Creek and Quail Hollow in San Benito County, the press release said. During the investigation, Mingus was provided video surveillance footage by some of the residents in the neighborhood. One of the victims in the case was able to post a screenshot of the suspect on social media, and the post resulted in a tip the victim got as to the name of the suspect and the area where he was known to live, the release said.

That victim later went to the area of the suspect’s home, Sierra Court, and saw the suspect walking in the neighborhood with some of the stolen property, the press release said. Upon confronting the suspect, he fled on foot and was not located. This information was later passed on to Deputy Mingus.

Mingus then continued to follow up on the suspect’s name and located a residence that belonged to a family member on Sierra Court. The suspect was supposed to be living in Ventura County, the press release said. After it was established that the suspect and his vehicle were frequenting the home, a warrant to search the home was issued.

As a result of the warrant service, suspect Alfredo Zendejas was arrested after he attempted to flee the residence. He was found to be in possession of multiple items of stolen property, according to the press release. Some of the items did not match what had been taken in county cases, so Hollister Police Department (HPD) detectives were asked to come to the scene. HPD officers responded and were able to identify some of the items as having been recently stolen in city burglaries, the press release said. Additionally, Zendejas was arrested for being a felon in possession of ammunition and for a violation of his probation terms.

The San Benito County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank and commend the residents of Oak Creek and Quail Hollow for their collaborative effort in combating these burglaries in their neighborhood. It was through the vigilance and community effort shown by these neighbors, and victims, that this case was brought to a close, the release said.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office on the anonymous tip line at (831) 636-4084. Further, you can text a tip to 888777 by typing TIP SBCSO followed by your message.

 

BenitoLink Staff