Police arrested Gustavo Gomez Alvarado, 31, of San Jose.
By the Daily Post staff
Palo Alto police, with the help of homeowners’ surveillance cameras, have arrested one of two suspects in a string of home burglaries in the College Terrace neighborhood.
Gustavo Gomez Alvarado, 31, of San Jose, was arrested Wednesday while waiting for a bus in the 3000 block of Hansen Way. He is on probation for car theft and drug possession, police said. His alleged associate remains at large.
Police don’t know if Alvarado is responsible for a series of nighttime burglaries in Palo Alto in October.
The College Terrace burglaries occurred in the early morning hours on Tuesday.
At 7:54 a.m. Tuesday, police got a call about a home burglary in the 2300 block of Cornell Street. A woman in her 30s discovered that two bikes had been stolen from her garage. She checked her home surveillance video and found that at 4:07 a.m., the two burglars tried unsuccessfully to pry open her garage door, and then they went to a side door of garage, broke in, and took two bicycles.
Police checked with neighbors and one of them had video showing the burglars arriving and leaving in a white pickup truck. Police also found the bikes abandoned on a sidewalk. One was taken from the Cornell Street home and the other was stolen from Stanford.
At 8:10 a.m. Tuesday, police got another call from a resident in the 2000 block of Amherst Street who reported the theft of a white GMC Sierra C1500 pickup. Police…