SAN JOSE — A homeowner in the area of Olive and Bascom Avenue reported a burglary after having gone to bed with his home locked only to be suddenly awoken by a loud noise at 5 AM.
While he initially thought it was the morning paper, he discovered that the window and door to his garage were both open. Nothing inside was amiss except for a myriad of pantry goods, including several bottles of Gatorade, that had been opened by a would-be burglar before he left with loose change and a spare key to the homeowner’s Lexus.
The suspect, 31-year-old Al Stevens Cancilla, was identified through DNA evidence collected from cigarette butts left at the scene. Cancilla was also linked to another break-in in an unincorporated area of San Jose, where latent finger prints collected from the scene identified him as the culprit.
Cancilla was arrested on April 7th for intent to commit theft. His next court date is scheduled for April 25 at 1:30 PM.