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Suspect Arrested in Burglary of Occupied Home

A man is in jail on suspicion of forcibly entering a San Marino home Sunday night.

San Marino Police arrested a burglary suspect Sunday night shortly after an attempted burglary at an occupied home in the 30 block of Mill Canyon Road, San Marino Police Department Lieutenant Johnson said in a statement released Monday.

The arrest, which occurred in the 1200 block of Mill Canyon Road, resulted from a search that took place after a resident called 911 to report that a man had forcibly entered the home.

The man reportedly fled the home through a sliding glass door in the backyard when he heard the resident call police. The homeowner was unharmed and the burglar did not take any property from the house.

San Marino Police immediately searched the area, with help from the South Pasadena Police Department and aerial support from the Pasadena Police Department’s Foothill Area Support Team, and found a man hiding in the 1200 block of Mill Canyon Road, where he was taken into custody.

The suspect, Trent Blankenship, was booked into the Alhambra City Jail on charges of residential burglary; his bail was set at $50,000.

Blankenship was described as a 49-year-old man with a last known residence in the city of El Monte.

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