Editor’s Note: This press release was originally published by the Tustin Police Department on March 3, 2022.
Over the past month, Tustin Police Department detectives investigated a series of commercial burglaries to businesses along First Street, Seventeenth Street, and in the Old Town Tustin area. All of the crimes occurred during the night and early morning hours. The suspect typically used a rock or other blunt force object to break windows and force his way into the victim businesses.
Through a number of investigative leads, Tustin PD detectives identified the suspect and determined he had also been involved in burglaries in other neighboring jurisdictions. It was determined the suspect was involved in 15 burglaries in the City of Tustin alone.
On March 2, 2022, the suspect was taken into custody following a vehicle pursuit in a nearby jurisdiction. The suspect was arrested and booked at Orange County Jail for multiple counts of:
- PC 459 – Commercial Burglary
- PC 594(b)(1) – Vandalism, exceeding $400 Value in Damages
The suspect was identified as Saul Hernandez, a 28-year-old resident of Santa Ana. Hernandez is currently being held on $2,210,000 bail.
If your home or your business is the victim of a burglary, you are encouraged to file a crime report by calling the Tustin Police Department at 714-573-3200.