SANTA MARIA - Santa Maria Police say 29 year old Arthur Jackson is a parolee out of San Diego County.
Police say he was arrested and charged with various burglary charges in connection with break-ins or attempted break-ins on south Oakley and south Superior Streets.
The first 911 call for help came at about 4:30 in the morning from a woman inside a downstairs unit in this complex on south Oakley Street.
The wife and mother of three young children told police the suspect had cut through the screen on a window and was physically trying to climb inside her home before she scared him away.
"She heard the screen breaking, like ripping", says Jose Olayo who lived inside the home on south Oakley Street.
Olayo says he was sleeping at the time of the alleged break-in along with his two younger brothers when his mom, who woke up early, saw someone trying to climb inside their home through the bedroom window.
"He started running, and I don't know if my Mom knew where he went", Jose Olayo says, "she put her head out of the window and saw him running away."
Police say Jackson ran to nearby Superior Street where other residents called 911 to say a man was trying to break into their homes.
Jackson was soon picked up and arrested nearby by police officers.
"It seemed like it was random selection of the victim residences based on how far he could get from point A to point B to point C walking", says Santa Maria Police Lt. Kim Graham, "we just don't know what his motivation was for trying to get inside these homes."
Jackson is being held in Santa Barbara County Jail with no bail on for a parole violation.
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