Gustavo Gomez Alvarado booking photo. Photo: Palo Alto Police Department.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Palo Alto police announced the arrest of a suspect wanted for two predawn burglaries in the College Terrace neighborhood this week. Another suspect remains at large, police said on Friday.
Gustavo Gomez Alvarado, 31, of San Jose was taken into custody Wednesday morning at around 7:20 a.m. while he was sitting on a bus stop bench on the 3000 block of Hansen Way in Palo Alto.
Police said Alvarado and an accomplice began their alleged spree in the early morning hours of Tuesday Nov. 10. Dispatch received a call of a residential burglary that had occurred overnight at a home in the 2300 block of Cornell Street.
The victim, a woman in her thirties, said she woke up and found two bicycles missing from her garage.
Upon reviewing surveillance camera footage, she saw two men trying to pry open her garage door. When that didn’t work they got in through a side door and took the bicycles at around 4 a.m., while the woman was asleep, police said.
Photo of outstanding suspect courtesy Palo Alto Police Department.
When police responded to the call, they said neighbor’s surveillance video footage shows the suspects arriving and leaving in a white pickup truck. Officers found two abandoned bicycles nearby, one of which was the victim’s. The other was determined stolen from Stanford’s campus earlier in the day, police said.
Later Tuesday morning,…