Los Banos residential burglary suspect arrested

On August 27, 2022 by Los Banos Police Department
Suspect Leonel Alonso following his arrest on August 3, 2022. Photo: LBPD

Has history of arrests dating back to 2017

On August 3, 2022, at approximately 12:47 p.m., the Los Banos Police Department responded to the 1700 Block of Mills Drive regarding a residential burglary in progress.

The 15-year-old victim reported hearing a loud noise in the downstairs portion of his residence and observed an adult male inside of his home. Officers arrived within minutes of the 9-1-1 call, however the suspect had fled and was not located at the scene. Officers were able to obtain video surveillance from the homes surveillance system and identified 35-year-old Leonel Alonso of Los Banos as the suspect. The victim was not injured during the burglary.

A few hours later, Sergeant Jesus Parras observed the suspect walking into a business in the 1300 Block of E. Pacheco Boulevard. The suspect observed the officer and fled from the scene after discarding his clothing. A short time later, Los Banos Detectives Michael Neal and Lupe Moreno located the suspect walking in the area of 10th and I Streets and placed him under arrest. During the arrest, Alonso attempted to provide a false name to the officers however his identify was confirmed and the officers learned he was also on Merced County Probation.

Alonso was booked into the Los Banos Police Department Jail, without bail, charged with providing false information to a peace officer, residential burglary and violation of probation.

History of Arrests

According to localcrimenews.com, Alonso has a history of arrests dating back to December 2017 by the Merced County Sheriff’s Department for driving without a license, hit and run resulting In property damage, DUI alcohol/drugs, and DUI with a Blood Alcohol Content greater than .08.. He was arrested again in December 2020 also by the Merced Co. Sheriff’s Dept., for resisting / obstructing / delaying a peace officer, being intoxicated in public and for warrants or holds only. In July 2021 Alonso was arrested by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Dept. for driving without a license, carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle, carrying a loaded firearm when not the registered owner, and not in lawful possession or prohibited from possessing a firearm.

He was again arrested in April, this year by the Merced Co. Sheriff’s Dept. for possessing a firearm and controlled substances, lying to police, carrying a loaded firearm when not the registered owner and carrying a loaded firearm while in a class prohibiting possession. Finally, Alonso was just arrested on June 6 by the San Joaquin Co. Sheriff’s Dept. for carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle.

Allen D. Payton contributed to this report.

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