A 22 year-old transient who has been accused of breaking into and burglarizing a local home is being held at the San Mateo County Jail on $100,000 bail bonds.
The incident took place earlier this month, according to reports, and sources say the man has entered a no-contest plea at his most recent court appearance.
He is not scheduled to be sentenced until late March. Should the defendant succeed in hiring a bondsman he’d need to pay a 10 percent fee and would likely be required to secure the jail bond with collateral, since prosecutors are recommending a long-term prison sentence.
Menlo Park Police Department officials say the defendant broke into a Laurel Street home and stole a significant amount of jewelry. The estimated value has not been made public.
A neighbor saw the suspect walking in an area close to the home and called the police. When they arrived they found him carrying a backpack; the stolen items had been stashed inside of it.
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