Second Time Around Turns Out Badly for 2 Burglary Suspects

Second Time Around Turns Out Badly for 2 Burglary Suspects
Photo: Madison Park Apartments

EMERYVILLE – Two burglary suspects were arrested when they returned to the same apartment complex that was burglarized only a few days earlier.
Burglars often return to crime scenes, according to security experts, because they find it easier to break into familiar surroundings, with known entry and escape routes.

It was a bad idea though for a pair of hapless suspects who returned to the Madison Park Apartments at 3900 Adeline Street, where an alert property manager was keeping a lookout for them.

The on-site property manager called the cops when he recognized two men being recorded by a surveillance camera inside a bicycle storage room as the same men who’d burglarized residents over the weekend.

Both suspects fled on foot as responding officers arrived but were apprehended after a brief chase on January 22.

Officers caught the first suspect Samuel M. Morales, a 28-year-old transient, and arrested him at 9:50 p.m. He’s being held at Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $110,000 bail.

Morales is charged with first degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, obstructing or resisting an officer, and possession of a leaded cane, an illegal weapon associated with martial arts.

Morales was previously arrested nine times on charges related to burglary and drug possession, among other offenses.

The second suspect David Chavez, a 19-year-old transient was nabbed at 10:07 p.m. He remains in custody at the county jail in lieu of $135,000 bail. Chavez is charged with vehicle theft, first degree burglary, possession of burglary tools, and obstructing or resisting a police officer.

Second Time Around Turns Out Badly for 2 Burglary Suspects was last modified: January 30th, 2018 by admin
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Jim Emerson is a northern California writer covering crime and arrest related news in the Bay Area - focusing primarily on Alameda, Contra Costa, and Marin counties.