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* Belmont Police Search Nets Property Stolen From Dozens of Homes

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Police announced today that a search on an East Bay home last week netted property believed to have been stolen from dozens of Belmont homes. On Thursday, officers served a search warrant at a home in the 5700 block of Saint Paul Drive in Newark as part of an ongoing investigation into nearly 30 residential burglaries that have occurred in Belmont since May, according to Belmont police. Detectives were led to the home after spotting various items on eBay that appeared to be property taken from the Belmont victims, police said.

Officers seized laptop computers, cell phones, personal electronics, driver’s licenses and social security cards, police said.  Officers also found three firearms, drugs and cash. Several suspects were detained and Ernesto Granados, 39, was arrested for violating parole. Fremont, Newark and Belmont police departments participated in the raid. “The execution of this search warrant is not the end, but another step in an ongoing and evolving investigation,” Belmont Police Chief Don Mattei said in a statement. Detectives are working with victims to restore stolen items to their owners, police said.

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