|For Immediate Release
Case # 07CF3123
September 19, 2007
Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
BORDER PATROL AGENT CHARGED WITH ATTACKING EX-GIRLFRIEND AND HER POLICE OFFICER BOYFRIEND AFTER BREAKING INTO HER HOME
SANTA ANA – A San Diego Border Patrol agent has been charged with breaking into the home of his ex-girlfriend, Jane Doe, and assaulting her and her new boyfriend, a police officer. Jaime Cesar Quiroz, 32, Santa Ana, is charged with one felony count of first degree residential burglary of an inhabited dwelling, one felony count of aggravated assault, and one misdemeanor count of aggravated trespassing of a dwelling. If convicted on all counts, he faces a maximum sentence of eight years in prison. Quiroz was released on $50,000 bail and is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday, October 17, 2007 at 9:00 a.m. at the Central Justice Center in Santa Ana.
Quiroz dated the victim, Jane Doe, for eight years prior to breaking up five months ago. After breaking up with the defendant, the victim began dating a police officer. Quiroz is accused of becoming jealous and harassing the victim and her new boyfriend by calling her and showing up at her Santa Ana home.
On the night of September 16, 2007, Jane Doe woke up after hearing someone in her house. She went into the living room and found the defendant, who is accused of having broken into the home. The defendant is accused of leaving after the victim told him to go. The following day, the defendant is accused of again breaking into the victim’s home late at night. Quiroz is accused of entering the house through a screen window and charging at Jane Doe and her boyfriend. The victim was able to run away and call 9-1-1. The defendant, who is accused of having a gun in his waistband, attacked the police officer boyfriend and punched him in the head and lower back. Quiroz is accused of fleeing the scene and running to the neighbor’s house where the victim’s brother lived. The defendant gave up when police officers responded to the victim’s call, surrounded the neighboring house, and ordered the defendant out of the home.
Deputy District Attorney Cynthia Nichols of the Family Protection Unit is prosecuting this case.