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Grand Jury Indicts Perez for Burglaries

A Fairfax County grand jury last week indicted one of the three people who police believe were responsible for a string of residential burglaries in Chantilly. He is Cesar Perez, 20, of 3240 Tayloe Court in Franklin Farm.

Between March 5 and April 16, several Chantilly homeowners left for work or vacation — only to return and discover their houses had been broken into, their premises ransacked and many expensive items stolen. But thanks to a neighbor who heard glass breaking at the house next door and immediately called police, three suspects were apprehended.

Police say all three lived in or near the neighborhoods they were allegedly burglarizing. Four of the seven crimes total occurred in the Franklin Glen community. On April 16, police charged both Perez and Hyeong (aka Billy) Suh, 19, of 3505 Nodding Pine Court in Franklin Glen with various counts of burglary, grand larceny and possession of burglary tools.

The third person arrested, a 17-year-old boy from Chantilly's Brookside community, was charged with burglary and grand larceny. (Centre View is not revealing his name because he is a minor).

Both Suh and Perez appeared June 9 in General District Court before Judge Michael Cassidy and, at that time, some of Suh's charges — possession of burglary tools, a breaking and entering and two grand larcenies — were dropped. However, he has two upcoming court dates on several other burglary and grand-larceny charges.

As for Perez' charges, a breaking and entering, possession of burglary tools and two grand larcenies were dropped. But two counts of breaking and entering were sent to the grand jury and, last Monday, June 16, he was indicted on both of them. He is scheduled to enter a plea, July 1, in Circuit Court.