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Press Release: Berkeley Police Department Arrests Senior Avenue Burglars

From Officer Stephanie Polizziani
Friday February 08, 2013 - 04:05:00 PM

On December 11, 2012 at 3:17 PM, a resident of Senior Avenue returned to his house after walking his dog. The resident saw an unfamiliar car parked in the driveway of his house, occupied by a female sitting in the driver seat. At the same time, the resident heard noises coming from inside his house. When the resident went to check on the noises, he observed two males coming out of his house. The males ran to the car that was in the driveway. The resident tried to stop the car from leaving, and while doing this he was knocked to the ground. While on the ground, the car ran over the resident’s leg which resulted in minor injuries. The car fled north out of the area. Berkeley Police Officers arrived and discovered the resident’s house had been burglarized and several items were taken by the suspects. BPD initiated a felony assault and burglary investigation and processed the scene for evidence. 

A Crime Scene Unit Identification Technician recovered finger prints at the scene. That evidence was then sent to the State Crime Lab, who reported a match to two of the suspects. Using that information, BPD detectives were able to develop the identity of a third suspect and a location for all three. BPD detectives obtained arrest warrants for all three suspects as well as two search warrants relating to this case. 

On January 31, 2013, Berkeley Police Detectives served those search warrants in West Sacramento, CA. During the service of these warrants, detectives arrested all three suspects; Monique Robinson (22), Jesus Salas Campos (19), and a juvenile. Detectives also recovered evidence located in the suspects’ residences that linked them to this case. This case was presented to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office filed various charges on all three suspects in this case. BPD will not be releasing photos of the suspects in this case.