Man arrested after Danville family wakes up, finds burglar inside home

DANVILLE – A 27 year old Walnut Creek man is in custody, following an early morning residential burglary in Danville. At approximately 6:00 a.m. on December 27, 2017, Danville Police were called to a home on Savona Ct. on a report of a subject entering a home.

Danville Police Chief Allan Shields said the homeowner called 911 immediately, then gathered her family and fled the premises. When police arrived on scene, they spotted a suspect identified as Saleem Jaser, 27, of Walnut Creek exiting the home with stolen items in hand. Jaser was taken into custody and booked in the Martinez Detention Facility on charges of burglary, robbery, trespassing, child endangerment, grand theft, possession of stolen property, and prowling. He’s being held on $485,000 bail.

Chief Shields said Jaser is also being questioned in connection with another residential burglary in Lafayette.

 Shields praised the quick thinking and fast actions of the homeowner, which led to the arrest.

 “This was a great result,” Shields said,”The homeowner kept their cool, acted swiftly, and as a result a criminal is now off the streets.” 

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