21 Count Conviction in Stalking and Burglary Case
District Attorney Jan Scully announced that Jose Moreno was convicted by jury of 21 counts, including stalking, first degree burglary, wiretapping, and installing spyware.
When the victim ended her relationship with Moreno in July 2010, he repeatedly broke into her home, stole personal items, installed spyware on her computer, and installed hidden cameras in her bedroom. When the victim found the hidden cameras, she left her apartment and stayed with a friend. Moreno tracked her down at her friend's house and spent hours photographing her without her knowledge. The victim then obtained a restraining order and moved to another residence with an alarm system. Moreno again tracked her down at the new residence, where he disabled her alarm, removed the locking mechanism from her back door, and created a key allowing him access to her house. He repeatedly burglarized her third residence, including taking personal items and installing a camera in a heater vent.
On October 2, 2010, Moreno was arrested inside the victim's home. Two search warrants of Moreno's residence revealed multiple items of the victim's property and computer devices revealed Moreno's stalking efforts, including a folder entitled "Stalking" containing pictures of the victim.
Deputy District Attorney Michelle Restrepo states, "I commend the hard work and investigative efforts of Sacramento Police Detectives Natalie Medeiros, Eric Schneider, Ritch Gilleland, Brian McDougle and other patrol officers, which resulted in guilty verdicts on all counts."
Sentencing is set for January 4, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. in Department 17 in front of the Honorable Ernest