Earlier we told you about a flasher on a college campus.
This one is grosser.
Four female college students returned to the residence they share in Orange to find their bedrooms ransacked, their undergarments strewn throughout their pad, milk and cookies consumed and semen left on an occupant’s laptop.
Fortunately for those who frown upon such things, the man juice was collected and sent to a DNA database that produced a hit.
And that resulted in the arrest of Orange 19-year-old Jonathan Jose Ruiz, who has been charged with felony first-degree residential burglary, vandalism with damage of $400 or more and a sentencing enhancement for crimes committed for the purpose of sexual compulsion and gratification, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office.
After the residents discovered the break-in, they contacted the Orange Police Department, which investigated the case.
The students had left their home around 9:20 p.m. on Oct. 4 to attend an event. They returned around 11:10 p.m. Police believe that some time in between, someone broke in through a window, ransacked the bedrooms and scattered the underwear throughout the residence.
The intruder used one female’s laptop to download images of her, browse adult websites, leave his semen on the computer and move it to another roommate’s bedroom, says the OCDA.
The burglar also took milked out of the refrigerator, drank it and left the container on the kitchen counter, according to prosecutors, who add that multiple cookies were eaten.
Orange Police investigators swabbed multiple items at the residence, including the semen left on the laptop, and submitted the swabs to the OCDA Rapid DNA Program for forensic analysis, prosecutors say.
On Wednesday, a match with the semen on the swab was made with Ruiz’s DNA profile in the database from a 2017 misdemeanor vandalism case. Investigators from the OCDA contacted Orange detectives with the suspect information, and Ruiz was arrested on Thursday.
“At the time of his arrest, Ruiz is accused of being in possession of multiple items of personal property from the victims, including two pairs of underwear,” reads an OCDA arraignment statement.
Ruiz, who was scheduled to be arraigned today, could get up to six years and eight months in state prison if he is convicted at trial, according to prosecutors.
Matt Coker has been engaging, enraging and entertaining readers of newspapers, magazines and websites for decades. He spent the first 13 years of his career in journalism at daily newspapers before “graduating” to OC Weekly in 1995 as the paper’s first calendar editor. He went on to be managing editor, executive editor and is now senior staff writer.