Police: Armed Felon Possibly Linked to String of Gilroy Burglaries

Angel Solorzano, who was arrested on a $1 million felony warrant Tuesday night, is also suspected of committing home burglaries in Gilroy.

Gilroy Police have reported that , might be responsible for a number of residential burglaries in the area. Police are currently investigating a possible link, Gilroy Police Sgt. Chad Gallacinao said. 

A revolver handgun was also found in the 22-year-old Gilroy resident's vehicle when he was pulled over last night, Gallacinao said. 

Before Tuesday's arrest, Solorzano was last seen by police around 12:35 p.m. on Sunday in the area of Hanna Street and Gurries Drive. Police issued a $1 million warrant for his arrest after discovering a .44-caliber magnum revolver in his backpack, Gallacinao said. 

Gilroy police asked for the assistance of the San Jose Police Department after the department learned that the suspect was possibly hiding out in San Jose.

"Through our investigation, we received intelligence that he was possibly at two different addresses in San Jose," Gallacinao said.

Gallacinao added that the Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office will be charging Solorzano with counts that include a parole violation, multiple offenses of weapon violations and will be tacking on a gang enhancement charge since the Gilroy native is known by police to be an affiliated gang member.

Persons with information about the Gilroy case are urged to contact the GPD and those wishing to remain anonymous can call Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers at 408-947-STOP (7867), or may visit:http://svcrimestoppers.org/. Persons providing information leading to the conviction of the suspect may be eligible for a cash reward from the Silicon Valley Crime Stoppers.

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Kell July 27, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Thank goodness they caught him!!


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