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Los Altos Police Department
Thursday April 16th, 2015 :: 02:09 p.m. PDT


Press Release: Attempted Residential Burglary, Prowling; Subject Booked on Charges.

On 1/16/15 an attempted residential burglary occurred on the 600 block of Springer Terrace in Los Altos. The suspect knocked on the front door and when there was no immediate answer, he went to the back of the residence. While attempting to gain entry into the home, the suspect and homeowner, who was inside the residence, noticed each other and the suspect fled the scene. Los Altos Police Department investigators identified the suspect as Sunnyvale resident, MARCELINO  RUIZ AHUMADA, DOB: 10/21/92.  Los Altos Police Department Detectives obtained a warrant for Ahumada’s arrest and learned that he was already in custody at the Santa Clara County Jail on unrelated charges. On 4/15/15 Ahumada was served the arrest warrant.  

Investigators are currently working to identify any additional victims from Los Altos and surrounding jurisdictions. Anyone with information related to this investigation is encouraged to contact the Los Altos Police Department Investigations Unit at: (650) 947-2770.      


Los Altos Police Department
1 N San Antonio Rd
Los Altos, CA 94022

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-947-2770

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