March 19, 2013

Burglary Suspect Arrested

Remember This Guy????

We posted these pictures taken from a surveillance camera in January.  

Detectives were hot on his trail prior to the tragic shooting of Sergeant Butch Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler.  Monday, they picked up the case and continued their pursuit.

Working through their informants, the trail led to Mr. Russo’s motel room at the Beachway Inn motel, at 619 Riverside Ave.  There, they found Mr. Russo and tons of stolen property, including the computer server shown in the picture.  Other stolen property included laptops, hard drives, women’s clothing & shoes, vinyl LP albums, and sports cards.  Mr. Russo is tied to a number of burglaries in Santa Cruz, and others throughout the Monterey Bay area.  We are still sorting through the stolen property to identify owners and open cases throughout the area.  

Here he is without his burglar clothes on:

Mr. Russo has a 22 page rap sheet mostly for numerous burglary, narcotics and stolen property arrests.  Mr. Russo admitted to our Detectives that he frequently sold the stolen property at the flea market.