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Police looking to question parolee in connection with 21 break-ins near L.A.-Santa Monica border

November 30, 2009 | 12:21 pm

PerezLAPD investigators in West L.A. are seeking to question a parolee in connection with at least 21 residential burglaries near the city's border with Santa Monica.

Daniel Perez was paroled from state prison in 2004 after being sentenced for a burglary conviction and has twice violated the terms of his parole. He is described as a 28-year old Latino male with black hair and brown eyes. He is five-foot-nine and weighs 185 pounds. 

LAPD officials said they believe that Perez may be involved at least 20 home break-ins since early October reported in Bel-Air, Brentwood and Pacific Palisades. Perez is wanted by Santa Monica police in connection with at least one burglary and possibly others.

The crimes were daytime breaks-ins that involved forced entry through windows or doors, said LAPD Det. Robert Guevara. Stolen items included jewelry, watches, cameras and laptop computers, losses that total more than $200,000.

In an October 16 burglary at a home in the 800 block of Gretna Green Way, LAPD detectives recovered a cellphone that had been taken an hour earlier during a burglary in the 400 block of San Vicente Boulevard in Santa Monica. 

Santa Monica police investigators found a fingerprint that matched Perez, and evidence recovered by LAPD detectives investigating a burglary in the 11900 block of Rochester Avenue the same day was also tied to Perez, Guevara said. 

Anyone with information is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (310) 444-1523 or (310) 444-1522 or after hours at (213) 978-6500.

-- Andrew Blankstein

Photo: The LAPD released two photos of Daniel Perez, who is wanted for questioning in a series of burglaries on the Westside.