A 60-year-old man was arrested for residential burglary and a
parole violation in Martinez Friday morning, police said.
Officers responded to a report that a man - later identified as
John Franklin Benitez - had removed a screen door from a window at a home in
the 500 block of Alhambra Avenue at about 7:50 a.m., police said.
Police said officers set up a perimeter around the house and
waited for Benitez to leave.
Benitez left through the front door and was confronted by
officers. He fled back inside and slammed the door behind him, according to
Officers chased him into the home.
They used a stun gun to subdue
Benitez, who was then taken into custody, police said.
Benitez was booked into jail on suspicion of residential burglary
and a parole violation.