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Suspect in burglary at Santa Cruz school arrested

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) Santa Cruz police have arrested a man suspected of stealing several items from a Santa Cruz school.

Police said someone broke into Holy Cross School Tuesday at about 5 a.m. and ransacked a classroom in addition to stealing items.

During the investigation, police identified the suspect as 55-year-old Santa Cruz resident Robert Negron. The department said Negron had 7 outstanding arrest warrants, and he reportedly cut off an ankle monitor he had while on pretrial release sometime in April.

At around 5:45 a.m. Thursday, officers found and arrested Negron in a van near Laurel and Front Streets.

Avery Johnson

Avery Johnson is the Digital Content Director at KION News Channel 5/46.

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