Breaking in to a home in the city resulted in a local man being arrested this past week – and housed in a new location, the San Joaquin County Jail.
According to Escalon Police Sgt. Anthony Hardgraves, Thomas O’Hare of Escalon was taken into custody on Friday, Jan. 22.
“Over the last several months, the Escalon Police Department has been dealing with reports of a subject, Thomas O’Hare, 34 years old, from Escalon, stalking his ex,” Hardgraves explained. “He has been continually going to her residence and breaking in.”
Police had already taken two reports earlier this month of O’Hare breaking in to the residence and a third was filed on Thursday, Jan. 21. In that case, said Hardgraves, “he attempted to force entry into the residence while the victim was inside.”
Responding to the scene quickly, EPD officers arrived at the location within a minute of the call but O’Hare fled the scene. Officers then learned that he had recently been fitted with a GPS ankle monitor for an unrelated crime in another city.
On Friday, Jan. 22 with the assistance of personnel from San Joaquin County Probation, Escalon police officers located O’Hare at a motel in Modesto.
“He was taken into custody without incident and booked into the San Joaquin County Jail on various charges including stalking, burglary, and commission of a felony while released from custody on his own recognizance for another felony,” explained Hardgraves.
O’Hare’s bail was set at $1,215,000 and he was due to appear in Manteca Court, Department 1 for further action on Tuesday, Jan. 26 at 1:30 p.m.