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Pair of Burglary Suspects Arrested at Downtown Safeway

One suspect found to have heroin and syringe, Novato police say.

Two burglary suspects were apprehended in separate incidents Wednesday at the downtown Safeway store in Novato, police said.

Loss prevention officers at the store aided in the arrest of Aaron Das Hadala, 36 of San Rafael at 5:58 p.m., and Santiago Enrique Canul-Campos, 27, of Novato at 9:27 p.m., acting Lt. Jennifer Welch said Thursday.

A loss prevention officer detained Hadala after he was seen taking items at the store. Welch said responding officers found Hadala to be in possession of a loaded syringe with heroin inside and additional empty syringes. He had an outstanding warrant and was in violation of his probation.

Hadala, who listed his occupation as data entry when he was booked at Marin County Jail, faces three felony charges (burglary and two drug charges) plus two more felonies and three misdemeanors related to the warrant.

A few hours later, officers responded to the report of a fight at the Safeway store and came across a loss prevention officer struggling to detain a suspected shoplifter who later identified himself as Antonio Garcia-Perez. During the booking process, it was discovered that he had provided a false name to police and was identified as Santiago Enrique Canul-Campos.

Canul-Campos, who gave his occupation as "windows," faces one felony burglary charge and one misdemeanor of obstructing an officer.

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VA Man October 05, 2012 at 01:08 AM
Geez, does anyone see a common thread with all the crime in Novato? No, it's NOT racial profiling!
NovatoGuy October 05, 2012 at 02:00 AM
Yeah. They're Hispanic and possibly illegal aliens. But better not say so or you'll be called a racist pig.
Craig Belfor October 05, 2012 at 02:19 AM
Let's build more affordable housing!
JAN October 05, 2012 at 02:19 AM
50 cents to nothing says both of these bozos are American citizens. The undocumented/ Illegals are more likely the victims of beatings and robberies by local "citizen" thugs. When ever the local dishwasher gets beaten and rolled the "beaters and rollers" will simply laugh at him. Call the cops? And get deported, not likely. See all the guys on street corners riding bicycles? Never making eye contact? Looking for work, any work? That's where you will find undocumented-illegals. Trying hard to make a buck and feed their families. No papers, no drivers license and only a desire to make it.
Lou Judson October 05, 2012 at 01:42 PM
I see two common threads in Novato crime: poverty and stupidity, and possibly their stepchild desperation. Might all be symptoms of childhood nutritional deprivation and parental abuse (such as I hear out my back door daily). I mean, who with any sense would try petty theft while carrying drugs? (For that matter, who with any iota of self respect does hard drugs?) Add to that parole violation and outstanding warrants - with any sense wouldn't one toe the line? Guess not, if desparation motivates them. Sad commentary on Amerika.
EWC October 05, 2012 at 02:55 PM
Right Lou. You're just one of the blame America crowd.
Karen October 05, 2012 at 03:27 PM
Thank you Jan. Having a Hispanic surname doe not automatically make someone an illegal. If that was the test for citizenship most of the people living in this country would be considered illegal.
Bob Ratto October 05, 2012 at 03:48 PM
Lou Junkies and common sense do not "go" together.
NovatoGuy October 05, 2012 at 04:50 PM
I bet these thugs have cell phones, a place to stay on our dime, and cars. I think in some cases desperation drives this behavior, but in this case, I wonder if these are just pure scumbags who feel like stealing.
LauLee December 22, 2012 at 09:23 PM
What about upstanding italian/white folks who need affordable housing....F' us then.. huh...take away your job, and lifestyle...what do you got, one broke ass just like these people trying to feed their family..
lauleelee December 22, 2012 at 09:24 PM
What about upstanding italian/white folks who need affordable housing....F' us then.. huh...take away your job, and lifestyle...what do you got, one broke ass just like these people trying to feed their family..
Laureen L Mason December 22, 2012 at 09:24 PM
What about upstanding italian/white folks who need affordable housing....F' us then.. huh...take away your job, and lifestyle...what do you got, one broke ass just like these people trying to feed their family..

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