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* Jesse Steele Mitchell alleged burglar found hiding in some bushes by police K-9 in Los Altos

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A Los Altos man was found hiding in some bushes and arrested in the city last week after a burglary prompted a manhunt.Officers responded to a 911 call reporting an interrupted home burglary in the 1400 block of Brookmill Road at about 3:10 a.m. on Thursday morning, according to Los Altos police. Responding officers immediately set up a perimeter and called in a police K-9 team to conduct a search, police said.

Jesse Steele Mitchell, 22, was found in about 20 minutes hiding in some shrubbery less that 40 yards from the victim’s home, according to police. Officers searched Mitchell’s vehicle and allegedly found property that had been stolen from a home in the 2000 block of El Sereno as well as from the victim’s home on Brookmill Road, police said. An unloaded revolver and marijuana was also found in the suspect’s car, police said.

Mitchell was arrested and booked into Santa Clara County Jail on two counts of residential burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of marijuana with intent to sell and possession of an unregistered firearm. He remains in custody without bail.

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