Santa Cruz, CA…On February 24, 2020 Santa Cruz County resident 27-year-old Erik De Santiago was arrested for two counts of Burglary (PC 459). Detectives found on two different occasions De Santiago stole from the homes he was hired to work on.
In the first incident he was hired by residents for outdoor work. Once the family left, he entered the home through a back window and stole various items.
In the second incident he was hired by a construction company to help with the remodel of a bathroom and kitchen. He returned to the residence two days later and stole jewelry from the home.
We are looking for any additional victims. If you have hired De Santiago for work where items were stolen please contact Detective Jacob Pruger at (831)454-7096.