Residential burglary thwarted by an alert resident
Photo: Maria Barraza-Hernandez
MILPITAS – The Milpitas Police Department made an arrest on Monday, July 15, 2018, after a Milpitas resident reported a female suspect trying to enter their home through rear window. According to the Milpitas Police, “a resident called the Milpitas Police Department and reported a female attempted to enter his home through a backyard window.”
Dispatched to the area, several officers arriving within in minutes of the call found the suspect in the back yard of the residence holding a shovel.
It was not clear what the burglar’s intentions were with the shovel. The suspect was identified as a 23-year-old transient, Maria Barraza-Hernandez. After identifying Barraza-Hernandez, information came back from dispatch that she had a felony warrant for a separate felony burglary case.
Barraza-Hernandez was booked into the Santa Clara County Mail Jail for attempted residential burglary, possession of burglary tools, possession of drug paraphernalia, and the felony warrant.
If you have any information regarding this investigation; then you are encouraged to call the Milpitas Police Department at (408) 586-2400. Additionally, the information can be given anonymously by calling the Crime Tip Hotline at (408) 586-2500 or via the Milpitas Police Department Website at http://www.ci.milpitas.ca.gov/crimetip.