Burglar who climbs up second story to break in confronted by homeowners
MILPITAS – On Friday, November 14, a sergeant from the Milpitas police department responded to a residential burglary in progress after 33-year-old Norman DeCampo Desumala tried to break into an apartment home located near the 1700 block of South Main Street. The sergeant was in the area conducting a traffic stop and heard someone yelling for help. He observed two men running southbound on South Main Street, and realized a victim was chasing the suspect down the street.
The officer also gave chase, eventually catching up to the suspect in a nearby business parking lot. According to Milpitas Lieutenant Raj Maharaj, the officer “overtook the suspect and captured him without further incident.” Maharaj said, “The Milpitas Police officers later learned the suspect had scaled up a wall, to a second floor balcony, and entered the victim’s home through an unlocked sliding door.”
Desumala was confronted by the residents of the home, and had managed to chase him out of the home. The victims did not have any property taken from the home and were uninjured during the incident. The 44-year-old man and 39-year-old woman were home with an 18-year-old son and 16-year-old daughter when Desumala broke in. After being confronted, he ran out the front door and the man gave chase.
Desumala was booked into the Santa Clara County Jail for residential burglary, possession of a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He lists his occupation as a concessions lead or chef at the new Levis Stadium in Santa Clara. Perhaps with the 49ers on the road the past two weeks he was looking to supplement his income.
The Milpitas Police Department is asking if anyone with any information regarding this investigation involving Norman DeCampo Desumala or other residential burglary incidents possibly committed by Desumala is encouraged to contact the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 5862500 or via the Milpitas Police Department website.