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Fremont Burglary Suspect Jeremy Ferreira Caught After Fleeing Onto Rooftop And Through Apartment Building

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A burglary suspect was arrested after he attempted to flee across a rooftop and through an apartment building near Ohlone College in Fremont on Thursday, police said.

Fremont police received a report of a male who looked as if he might be trying to break into the garage of an occupied home on Thursday.

Police responded to a condominium complex on Cedar Street, but the suspect had fled the area before police arrived.

Officers found evidence of a break-in at the scene and found property belonging to a well-known probationer, identified as 29-year-old Jeremy Ferreira, inside of a Mercedes parked in the victim’s garage.

A search team tracked the suspect and officers spotted Ferreira running on the rooftop of a two-story condominium complex on Ellsworth Terrace, about half a block away, according to police.

Ferreira broke into an occupied unit and attempted to hide from police. Officers evacuated several units in the building before tracking him inside a vacant unit, police said.

Ferreira fell more than 35 feet through a second-story skylight and again fled on foot. He was soon located in the side yard of a residence on Cedar Street and taken into custody, police said.

The suspect suffered significant injury as a result of his fall, four head-first window dives and multiple fence vaults, police said.

Ferreira was transported to a trauma center and arrested for three counts of residential burglary as well as obstructing and resisting arrest, police said.

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