Residents on edge as search continues for suspected bed intruder

Imagine waking up in the middle of the night by someone in your room next to your bed.

Cesar Torres describes how it was in our story where the Santa Ana Police Department also confirms that a suspect is entering units in the Villa del Sol complex to steal and more.

“He has sexually touched sleeping residents at least twice,” says Corporal Maria Lopez, adding that they are warning residents of the “very worrying escalation”.

Detectives were handing out flyers at the sprawling complex on South Fairview Street, where management tells us they are increasing security and are fully cooperating with the police.

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“I’m glad I was there,” says Torres, who was less worried about the laptop and other belongings than his girlfriend could be alone that night.

“We’re scared in the building,” added Torres.

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Detectives ask people to keep windows and doors closed and locked, but not only in the complex. They have received reports of break-ins into other buildings but have not yet been able to link them to this suspect.

Advanced Real Estate, who has owned the Villa del Sol apartments for 25 years, made the following statement:

“We are deeply saddened by the fact that what was a very safe home for the residents of our 562 apartments is now being compromised. Advanced Real Estate is working closely with the Santa Ana Police Department on the investigation, and we have ours Security increased. ” We would like to assure all of our residents that we are fully committed to their safety and the peaceful enjoyment of their home.

For the past 25 years, Villa Del Sol Apartments has been an exemplary community, recognized year after year as an exemplary rental property under the City of Santa Ana Gold Seal program. Advanced Real Estate owns and operates over 1,600 apartment buildings in the city of Santa Ana and wishes to emphasize that it will do whatever is necessary to ensure that nothing of the kind jeopardizes the safety and comfort of its residents. ”

They ask anyone with information to call them at 714-834-4211.

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