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January 3, 2014: Man Arraigned in “Doggie Door” Burglary

Ricardo Santiago, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Pasadena man was arraigned today for the alleged burglary of a home five days before Christmas, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Alexander Canela, 18 (dob 8/7/95), pleaded not guilty to one count of first-degree residential burglary at Department D of the Los Angeles Superior Court, Pasadena Branch. He is due back in court for case number GA091884 on Jan. 16.

Prosecutors say that on Dec. 20, 2013 Canela was involved in a burglary at a house in the 900 block of North Madison Avenue in Pasadena. They added that several persons allegedly entered the home through a doggie door and stole $23,000 worth of property. The items stolen included televisions, computers and tablets, sports memorabilia, jewelry, World War II medals, and the cremated remains of the resident's parents, prosecutors said.

Canela is being held on $50,000 bail. If convicted as charged, he faces a maximum sentence of six years in state prison.

The Pasadena Police Department continues to investigate the matter.