San Bruno police recently arrested a parolee who, after being released under the state realignment law, allegedly burglarized several community college campuses along the Peninsula, the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office said.
Laurence Lamont Boone, 41, of Oakland faces 10 counts of burglary and two counts of grand theft for the break-ins, which occurred from Sept. 1-15 at Skyline College, the College of San Mateo and Foothill College. He is expected to appear in court on Oct. 24 to enter a plea.
Throughout September, Boone apparently broke into a number of teachers' offices at the schools and stole science and math textbooks worth hundreds of dollars each, the district attorney's office said.
Skyline security officers later identified on camera Boone walking with the textbooks shortly after the break-ins.
After a search of his home, police recovered numerous textbooks as well as other stolen property.
Boone recently was released from prison under the AB109 law, which the state refers to as realignment and which resulted in the early releases of thousands of low-level offenders.
Boone has 17 prior theft convictions—14 of which are felonies—and has five prior stints in state prison.