Police arrested a 26-year-old Daly City man Thursday after his fingerprints matched those found at the scene of a residential burglary in Petaluma last month.
On July 30, Petaluma police officers were dispatched to a residence on Highland Road near Sunny Hill Drive after receiving a report of a burglary.
Police officers located latent fingerprint evidence at the home, which was collected and analyzed, police said
Two Sony PlayStations and an HP laptop were reported stolen, police said.
The fingerprint evidence matched a fingerprint record in the criminal justice system and identified the suspect as Andres Demetrio Dayao, of Daly City, officers said.
Police said the suspect was an employee at Luggage Services and Logistics, the same company that delivered the items to the victim’s home.
Dayao was questioned by police and soon confessed to the burglary, police said.
The stolen property had already been resold and was not recovered, police said.
A $40,000 warrant was issued for Dayao’s arrest based on the physical evidence linking him to the crime scene and his confession.
On Thursday, Petaluma police assisted by Daly City police served the arrest warrant at Dayao’s home and took him into custody.
Dayao is on active probation with search and seizure terms from another criminal case, according to officers.
Investigators searched his home but were unable to locate any stolen property. Dayao was transported to Sonoma County Jail where he is in custody for felony burglary, according to police.
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