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*Los Gatos Police Arrest Octavio Limon, 29 and Darwin Pena, 34 For Burglarizing Homes Under Construction

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Los Gatos police arrested two men early this morning on suspicion of committing what police say is a common crime in the area, burglarizing homes under construction.Octavio Limon, 29, and Darwin Pena, 34, were in a taxi on Wedgewood Drive around 2 a.m., suspected of fleeing from an abandoned van that contained numerous items that appeared to be stolen, according to police.The arrest stemmed from when an officer was doing routine patrol in the 200 block of Wedgewood Avenue around 1:30 a.m. and found the suspicious van parked in front of a home that was being remodeled in the area, but the van was still warm.By the time the officer turned around to surveil it from a distance, someone had driven it away at a high rate of speed.Police found the van abandoned in a cul-de-sac on Oakland Place, with items such as brand new construction tools, a bike and personal items such as cell phones.An officer noticed a taxi a couple blocks away with Limon and Pena, both of San Jose, in the back seat.Police contacted the taxi driver and arrested Limon, a tile setter, and Pena, a food service manager, on suspicion of burglarizing both the home from where the van was seen fleeing and a home under construction on Garden Hill Drive.They are in Santa Clara County jail.Police Sgt. Randy Rimple said construction burglaries have become increasingly common in the past couple years.

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