“Not even the home of Silicon Valley legend Steve Jobs has escaped a Bay Area-wide upswing in residential burglaries,” Jason Green reports for The Mercury News. “The deceased Apple co-founder’s home on Waverley Street in Palo Alto was burglarized July 17, said Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Tom Flattery, a member of the high-technology crimes unit. More than $60,000 worth of ‘computers and personal items’ were allegedly stolen, but Flattery declined to say whether they belonged to Jobs, who died last year at the age of 56, or another family member.”

Green reports, “On Aug. 2, authorities arrested Kariem McFarlin, 35, of Alameda in connection with the crime, Flattery said. He was arraigned five days later on one count of residential burglary and selling stolen property. McFarlin, who remains in county jail on $500,000 bail, could face a maximum prison sentence of seven years and eight months, including a one-year enhancement for ‘excessive taking of property,’ Flattery said. He is slated to return to court Aug. 20 to enter a plea.”

“The residence was surrounded by a temporary construction barrier in July. Exterior stucco and trim are being replaced at the home, according to building permits filed with the city,” Green reports. “The work, which also includes two new electrical panels, is expected to cost more than $31,000.”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Dan King” for the heads up.]