pigeon patrolPolice arrested a Gonzales man accused of attempted strong-arm robbery after a foot chase Monday in a residential neighborhood near Sunnyslope Road.
Police arrested Elliot Turpin, 25, on suspicion of residential burglary and attempted strong-arm robbery after a foot chase and neighborhood search, according to a statement from Hollister police.
According to the statement:
On the morning of February 22, 2015, officers responded to two separate theft-related calls in the 1400 block of Sunnyslope Rd. and Diablo Rd. One of those incidents was an attempted strong-arm robbery. Officers conducted investigations and were following up on leads in those cases.
At 11:00 am officers were called to a nearby neighborhood in the 1600 block of Bodega Ct. Officers responded to a report of an interrupted residential burglary. Officers descended on the area and located a suspect, later identified as Elliot Turpin, jumping fences away from the victim’s house towards neighboring residences. Officers purusued Turpin on foot over fences and through backyards. Respondin officers, with the assistance of deputies from the San Benito County Sheriff’s Office, surrounded the neighborhood and began conducting a yard-to-yard search for Turpin. Turpin continued trying to evade officers by jumping between backyards, but he was soon cornered and arrested without further incident.
Officers were able to link Turpin to the theft related incidents earlier in the day, along with fresh residential burglaries. Turpin is on probation in Monterey County for a prior burglary conviction.
Turpin was booked at the San Benito County Jail on charges of burglary, attempted robbery, possession of stolen property, resisting arrest, and probation violations.


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