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Dining employee arrested for alleged burglary

A Stanford Dining employee was arrested on campus Tuesday on suspicion of burglarizing a Palo Alto home earlier this month, the San Jose Mercury News reported late Wednesday.

Jose Luis Fernandez, 20, was on probation for another burglary when he allegedly stole several items and a Volkswagen from a couple’s Palo Alto home on Oct. 8. Fernandez is also a suspect in a similar burglary on July 3, Lt. Sandra Brown of the Palo Alto Police Department told the Mercury News.

The Mercury News reported that Fernandez was arrested without incident by Palo Alto police with assistance from the Stanford Department of Public Safety and the Santa Clara County Department of Probation. He was booked into Santa Clara County jail on suspicion of burglary and taking a vehicle without permission.

Fernandez worked in a Stanford dining hall, Brown told the Mercury News.

The incident marks at least the second arrest of a Stanford employee in the last month. On Sept. 26, Sgt. Chris Cohendet of the Department of Public Safety was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

— Devin Banerjee