A 33-year-old San Jose man is facing felony charges in connection with a residential burglary in Santa Clara last week.Miguel Gomez has been charged with one count of burglary and one count of buying, receiving, concealing or withholding stolen property, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of possessing burglary tools, including a screwdriver, lock pick, glass cutter and wire cutters.
Gomez will plead to the charges on Thursday.He is suspected of burglarizing a home in the 3600 block of Buckley Street on Wednesday morning, according to police.Officers responded to the robbery as it was in progress and located Gomez nearby based on a description given by witnesses. Police said he had changed his clothes in an attempt to disguise himself.
Gomez was in possession of several stolen items in connection with the Wednesday burglary and at least one previous case, according to police. The items included a PlayStation, PlayStation games and an iPod.Gomez was booked into Santa Clara County Jail.If convicted of all charges, he faces a maximum sentence of six years and eight months in prison.Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Stacy MacFarlane at (408) 615-4829.
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