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SLO homeowner catches man burglarizing house, police say

Mark Anthony Hernandez, 46, was arrested Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, on suspicion of burglary. Original story »
Mark Anthony Hernandez, 46, was arrested Friday, Jan. 6, 2012, on suspicion of burglary. Original story »

San Luis Obispo police arrested a 46-year-old man about 2:36 a.m. today after they received a report of a burglary in progress at a home in the 3300 block of Broad Street.

The homeowner, who had stopped by the house, found Mark Anthony Hernandez there and was able to detain him until officers arrived, according to a news release.

Officers determined that Hernandez was in possession of some items that had been taken from the home, including a silver ring that had the homeowner’s last name engraved on the inside.

Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of burglary and taken to San Luis Obispo County Jail, where he is being held on a parole hold.

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