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Arrest made in burglary of far Northeast Side home

Elliott Steven Ruiz allegedly stole iPad, video game consoles

SAN ANTONIO – Police have arrested a man they say is responsible for breaking into a house and stealing electronic equipment from a home in far Northeast Bexar County.

Selma police got a report about a home burglary in the 7900 block of Woodcliff Boulevard. According to an arrest warrant affidavit, the homeowner reported that two Sony Playstations and an iPad were taken. The owner supplied police with surveillance video showing a man wearing a tiny logo on his chest, the affidavit said.

The following day, the homeowner told police he got a ping on his iPad showing it was at an address in the San Antonio city limits, in the 7500 block of IH 35 North. The affidavit said police went to the address which is the Delta Inn Motel, and found a car which was the same one seen in the homeowner's surveillance video. Police saw the man in the video walking toward them, the affidavit said.

Police said the man, who later was identified as Elliott Steven Ruiz, at first gave them a phony name. The affidavit said that after police discovered who he really was and that he had active warrants, Ruiz admitted to committing the burglary. Police said he also told them he sold the stolen iPad to a man in the motel room next door for $60.

Ruiz is charged with burglary and failure to identify as a fugitive.

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