Police in Santa Monica and Los Angeles are looking for a parolee wanted in connection with multiple residential burglaries in the two cities during October.
Los Angeles police said that the West Los Angeles division area saw a spike in the number of daytime residential burglaries near the Santa Monica border during the month of October.
One of the incidents occurred at about 10 a.m. October 16th in the 800 block of Gretna Green Way, where Los Angeles police detectives recovered a cell phone that they believe was taken during a burglary in Santa Monica.
Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Trisler said a cell phone was taken in a residential burglary in the 400 block of San Vicente Boulevard, where the suspect allegedly removed a window screen in the rear of the home. Police found physical evidence at the scene that allegedly identified the suspect as Daniel Perez, who is on parole for burglary, Trisler said.
Los Angeles police alleged that the evidence retrieved was a fingerprint of Perez. He is described as a 28-year-old Hispanic man with black hair and brown eyes, five-foot-nine and weighing 185 pounds.
The suspect is wanted in connection with at least one other attempted residential burglary in Santa Monica in the 600 block of Adelaide Drive, November 22nd, Trisler said.
Further investigation by LAPD detectives indicated that Perez is wanted for another burglary in the 11900 block of Rochester Avenue in West Los Angeles October 16th, police said.
Anyone with additional information regarding this case is asked to contact LAPD West Los Angeles burglary Det. Robert Guervara at (213) 444-1523, or (877) 527-3247 after hours and on weekends.