Amy Cornell, Public Information Officer
Cherie Bourlard, Deputy District Attorney
For release on December 20, 2007 GUILTY PLEA FOR MAN WHO POSED AS A WATER COMPANY EMPLOYEE TO BURGLARIZE THE HOMES OF SENIOR CITIZENS
On Tuesday, December 18, 2007, 40-year old David Milano of San Jose, pled guilty to felony charges of Residential Burglary, False Imprisonment of an Elder, False Personation, and Resisting Arrest. He will be sentenced to ten years in prison on January 7, 2008, in the Superior Court of Santa Clara County.
The series of residential burglaries involved Milano and his associates posing as water company employees to gain entry into the homes of senior citizens. After representing to seniors that there was a problem with a broken water pipe down the street, Milano escorted the victims to their backyards to run water from their garden hoses. During this time, Milano’s associates entered the residences, rummaged through them, and stole valuables. After Milano and his associates left, the elders would discover that their homes were burglarized.
These burglaries have been investigated by the San Jose Police Department. According to the San Jose Police Department Burglary Unit Detective Robert Froese, in the City of San Jose alone, there were about 28 reported burglaries of these types, and even more in surrounding cities such as Sunnyvale and San Martin. Anyone with information that may help in this investigation is asked to contact Detective Robert Froese at the San Jose Police Department Burglary Unit at (408) 277-4401. ###