From the OC Register:
Investigators traced Carpenter, who had worked as a handyman at the physician’s home, to a Costa Mesa hotel room on the 2200 block of Newport Boulevard.
They staked out the room overnight. At 4:20 a.m., Carpenter used a house phone to call the motel office for a replacement key to his room, police said. The manager began to walk the suspect to the room when police arrived, and the suspect ran.
Officers ran after him, and he finally surrendered.
Yet another reason why we're all glad odradak isn't a night clerk at his boulevard motel any more.