A transient wanted for burglarizing the Mexican Consulate twice, and several other Santa Ana businesses, was arrested late Wednesday following a traffic stop, police said.
Albert Sierra, 32, was wanted for burglarizing at least a half dozen businesses around Santa Ana since June, with the most recent happening Sunday at the Mexican Consulate located at 2100 East Fourth Street, police said.
About 8 p.m. Wednesday police in Santa Ana arrested Sierra when they initiated a traffic stop after officers saw a vehicle matching the description of his Volkswagen Jetta, which was seen on a surveillance camera from a recent Pizza Hut burglary he was suspected of committing.
"There's DNA and fingerprints in all of these cases, he put them all together we get a return hit on the fingerprints and DNA and it comes back to this individual," Santa Ana Cpl. Anthony Bertagna told KTLA.
Sierra was also suspected in a burglary at a laundromat where he allegedly stole money from a cash drawer, and wanted for stealing several Red Cross donation containers, thousands of dollars and more than $10,000 worth of office equipment during the alleged burglary spree.
Police said Sierra has a history of drug arrests and was likely burglarizing businesses to support a drug habit.