Mountain View officers arrested a Palo Alto man Saturday as he allegedly tried to escape after committing a residential burglary, according to a press release from the police department.
At approximately 11:30 a.m. July 6, MVPD arrived on scene after calls of an attempted home burglary in the 100 block of Promethean Way, police said. When officers made contact with the homeowner, they discovered 27-year-old Jorge Hernandez attempted to evade consequences by running out through the backyard after jumping off the roof.
Police said the resident attempted to confront Hernandez in the backyard, as he heard a “loud noise coming from his roof” as the suspect jumped off it.
MVPD searched the area immediately and spotted Hernandez, from the description provided, at the dead end of Central Avenue. According to police, one officer pulled over and detained the man with the help of other officers.
The homeowner confirmed Hernandez was the person who had been in his backyard and on his roof. Police said Hernandez was then arrested on suspicion of burglarizing an occupied dwelling, resisting a police officer, possessing burglary tools, providing a fake identity to a police officer and wearing a mask during the commission of a crime in an effort to hide his identity.
According to the Santa Clara County inmate locator portal, Hernandez is being held in a minimum-security barrack at Elmwood Correctional Complex in Milpitas. He is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday (July 10) at noon. His bail is $103,000.