Burglar Caught Red-Handed

Woman Arrives Home to Find Repeat Offender in Hallway

Tuesday, December 4, 2012
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A 51-year-old woman living on Juanita Avenue was surprised when, upon returning home Friday afternoon, she found a strange man in her bedroom hallway. When she asked the man, 41-year-old Celedonio Aguirre, what he was doing, he said he was “looking for his pet.”

Aguirre then fled the scene with $1,000 worth of jewelry and coins he had stolen from the home, said Santa Barbara police. When the SBPD was called, property crimes detective John Ingram responded and searched for the suspect. Ingram recognized Aguirre, who had been arrested for a string of burglaries last year and matched the description given by the victim. Upon being stopped by the detective, Aguirre said, “I should not have gone into that lady’s house,” police relayed.

Ingram arrested Aguirre and recovered the stolen property. Later, the victim positively identified Aguirre in a live lineup, and he was booked into County Jail on $50,000 bail.


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Have fun being burgled in your new house of cages, Celecunio

(BTW---who's "Torres"?)

Draxor (anonymous profile)
December 4, 2012 at 12:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Maybe now he can look for his pet in County.

AZ2SB (anonymous profile)
December 4, 2012 at 8:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

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