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One Man, Four Palo Alto Burglaries



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    Palo Alto police say they have solved at least four more home  burglaries since arresting a suspect in July.
        On July 29, police responded to a report of a prowler in the area  of Jefferson and Edgewood drives. A resident saw a man, later identified as  George Martinez, 45, of East Palo Alto, in the backyard of her home and  called police.

        Officers spotted Martinez near the Edgewood Shopping Center on  Channing Avenue. He ran from police but was caught at the intersection of  Embarcadero and West Bayshore roads after a short foot chase, police said.     The resident identified Martinez as the person she had seen in her  backyard, and he was arrested on a parole violation and booked into the Santa  Clara County Main Jail. Police said he was on parole for assaulting a police  officer.
        Investigators found stolen property in Martinez's car, police  said.
        Police say they have been able to link Martinez to four  residential burglaries in July in which computers, cash and jewelry were  stolen.
        Police said the district attorney's office has charged Martinez  with several counts of burglary.
        Community members are encouraged to report suspicious activity by  calling 911 or (650) 329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to or people can anonymously call or text (650) 383-8984.

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