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Man arrested after being caught in woman's apartment

An alert Mountain View woman helped in the arrest of a man who had broken into her home early Sunday morning.

On Oct. 28 around 5:15 a.m., officers responded to an apartment on the 700 block of Oak Street for reports of an unidentified man who had been inside the home, but who had left just before we were called. 

When we arrived, we spoke with the resident, a 55-year-old woman, who stated that she had been awakened when a man had walked into her room around 4:55 a.m. The woman said she jumped out of bed and pointed at the man and yelled at him to get out of the apartment. The man, she said, ran back to the front door and ran out. 

Nothing in the home had been taken, the woman stated.

A perimeter was set up around the apartment to look for the suspect, described as a dark-haired man in his 30s wearing flannel pajama pants and a black t-shirt. A short distance from the apartment near Eagle Park, one of our officers responding to the call spotted a man matching the suspect description and he was detained. 

The woman positively identified the man as the same one who had been in her room. The man, identified as 27-year-old transient Jesus Quintero was subsequently placed into handcuffs. While being told he was being placed under arrest, Quintero jumped up onto the ledge of a pillar and tensed up in an effort to try and deter officers from completing the arrest. He was placed in a patrol car without further incident and was subsequently arrested for burglary and resisting arrest.