Burglars smashed their way into three stores near the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Driscoll Road sometime on Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning. They stole about $1,700 from Bay Cleaners, $500 from Tapioca Express and a $200 scissors from Fresh Polish nail salon.
At about 11:15 a.m. a woman noticed a man trying to enter the back door of her house on Farwell Drive at Stevenson Boulevard. She called the cops, who “flooded” the area, but the suspected burglar, who was very short, eluded them. He’s described as a five-foot tall Hispanic or light skinned black guy, about 25 to 30 years old. He might have fled in a white Buick, but police can’t say that for sure.
Lastly, an employ in the Mission San Jose gift shop called police at 12:10 p.m. Tuesday after she saw a drunk gy bathing in the fountain located inside the church. He then began yelling at himself. Police found him inside the church carrying a brown paper bag with an alcoholic beverage inside. “He was way drunk,” said police who arrested him for public drunkeness. No details on how fully clothed he was during the bath.