|SLPD Report: 12-20-12||| Print ||
|Thursday, 20 December 2012 16:57|
San Leandro police arrested two Oakland men in their 20s after a routine traffic stop escalated to a search by the SWAT team.
Two patrolling officers saw a car make a traffic violation on Durant Avenue, near East 14th Street last Tuesday at around 4:45 p.m., according to Lt. Randy Brandt of the San Leandro police.
The driver didn’t pull over and police followed him for about a mile until the suspect struck a curb. At that point, the driver and a passenger got out of the car and began to flee on foot.
The officers saw one of the men grab at his waist, which can indicate that the suspect had a gun, Brandt said. Later, a witness confirmed to police that she saw one of the men with a gun.
More officers arrived and set up a perimeter around Durant Avenue and MacArthur Boulevard.
Police found one of the men on 108th Avenue. Members of Oakland police, Alameda County Sheriff’s and BART police also arrived on the scene. The SLPD SWAT team and a K9 police dog unit were also used in the search.
About two hours later, the second suspect was found and both were arrested for evading police.
A 31-year-old Oakland man was arrested for burglary last Friday around 10:20 p.m on the 19000 block of Fairway Drive.
A patrolling officer spotted a man in all-dark clothing walking inside of a fenced-in area near a closed business, according to Lt. Jeff Tudor of the San Leandro police.
The officer saw the man climb the fence and try to leave the area. The cop gave chase on foot and saw the man throw several objects onto the ground as they ran.
The officer caught up with him and arrested him for burglary. A search of the property where the man was spotted found that several cargo containers there had their locks cut off and a pair of bolt cutters was found nearby.