SLPD Report: 11-13-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 13 November 2014 16:03

Burglars Nabbed

Three men were arrested for burglarizing a home on the 600 block of Victoria Court Sunday.

A neighbor called police after seeing three men she did not recognize walking in a yard at about 4:45 p.m. on Nov. 9, according to Sgt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

Officers arrived and found that the home had been broken into. They found the suspects nearby using a police dog.

Several items that were stolen form the house were located outside.

Washington Manor Break-ins

Police are looking for a suspect in a pair of burglaries in the Washington Manor area.

Police investigated two burglaries on the 15000 blocks of Crosby and Endicott street  on the morning of Oct. 28 and the homes backed up to each other.

The Crosby Street home was burglarized and some jewelry was stolen. During the investigation, the police spoke with the Edicott Street homeowner, who told them that her rear window screen had been cut with a knife, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

Police say that both crimes may have been committed by the same suspect, who was scared off when he discovered the Endicott Street home was occupied.

Neighbors said they saw a man in area who didn’t live there and described him as an African-American male, between the ages of 20 and 25, about 6-feet tall, with the medium build and short black hair.

Police say they don’t know if the man is connected with the burglaries. but they would like to identify and interview him. Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the San Leandro police at 577-3230 or the  anonymous tip line at 577-3278.


SLPD Report: 11-06-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 06 November 2014 15:53

High Speed Chase

A suspected car thief led police on a high-speed chase into San Lorenzo last week.

An officer was patrolling on Alvarado Street around 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 25 in cop car equipped with a license-plate reader.

The computer told him a car in the area was reported stolen, according to Lt. Bob McManus of the San Leandro police

The officer attempted to stop the driver, but the driver fled to southbound I-880, hitting speeds of 90 m.p.h before exiting in San Lorenzo and abandoning the car to flee on foot in the 15800 block of Via Alamitos.

Police dogs from the sheriff’s department were called in and they found the suspect in the yard of a nearby residence.

Two Car Thieves Caught

Two men were arrested for vehicle theft after on Oct. 20 at about 3:45 a.m. A resident on the 600 block of Valita Avenue called police after seeing a man remove items from the bed of a pick-up truck parked on the street, according to Lt. Bob McManus of the San Leandro police.

Officers arrived in an unmarked car to observe the situation and they discovered that the truck had previously been reported stolen to the Oakland police.

A second suspect arrived on the scene in another car and entered a residence that police say is known for criminal activity. Police decided to conduct a probation search on that home and several people fled out of the back.

The suspect who arrived in the car and the man who witnesses identified as having taken the items from the truck were arrested inside the house.

The car was also found to have been reported stolen and drugs were also found in the car.


SLPD Report: 10-30-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 30 October 2014 15:27

Suspect in Two Robberies

A man was arrested for two robberies last week after allegedly stealing from a grocery store and a restaurant.

The suspect tried to  hold up Ernie’s Seafood at 13775 East 14th Street at around 4 p.m. on Oct. 20, according to the SLPD.

An employee chased him out of the restaurant and officers arrived and found the suspect nearby.

The suspect, a 22-year-old San Lorenzo man, was arrested after initially resisting police.

Officers investigating the Ernie’s robbery realized that the suspect might have also committed a robbery that had been reported at the FoodMax at 6999 Lewelling Boulevard earlier that day.

A FoodMax employee was driven to the scene of the second crime and identified the suspect. No weapons were used in either robbery and no one was injured.

The suspect was arrested for robbery, attempted robbery, committing a crime while out on bail, resisting arrest, and possession of a controlled substance.


Man Arrested for Touching Young Girls PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:28

Police arrested a man last week for allegedly groping two young girls at two stores.

On the evening of Oct. 13 at 7:45 p.m., police say a man entered the Walmart at 15555 Hesperian Boulevard and followed two sisters around the store.

The suspect inappropriately touched the older sister, who screamed, scaring him away, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

Minutes later, at around 8 p.m., the suspect entered the Target at Bayfair mall and allegedly touched another young girl before her mother confronted him and he ran away.

On Wednesday, after police posted surveillance footage of the man, an off-duty Berkeley police community service officer spotted a man matching the description from the video at the 7-Eleven on the 15100 block of Hesperian Boulevard.

Police tracked  the man from the 7-Eleven to his job at a parking garage in San Mateo and placed him under arrest.

The man who was arrested has been identified by police as Christopher German, 20. He was charged with two felony counts of lewd acts and is currently being held at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin in lieu of $200,000 bail.


Mugging Victim Says Thanks PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:28

Sonia Garcia had her purse snatched as she was walking in the parking lot of the CitiBank on the 1300 block of East 14th Street downtown Monday afternoon.

That’s enough to ruin anyone’s day, but Garcia says the mugging actually left her feeling positive after four good Samaritans stepped in to help her out.

Right after the purse was snatched, passersby William King, Raul Rico, and Matt Castro snapped into action, following the suspect and giving the police his description. The man was arrested hours later, Garcia said.

That evening, Garcia received a call from Gloria Florez who found the purse outside her home on Joaquin Avenue. Surprisingly, only the cash was missing and the thief didn’t take jewelry and other valuables that Garcia had in the purse.

“It shows that if everybody out there pulls together and looks out for each other, it’s better for everyone,” said Garcia. “It’s a good practice.”


SLPD Report: 10-23-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 23 October 2014 15:27

Pot Bust at Smoky Home

Three men were arrested for an illegal marijuana growing operation earlier this month when the pot was discovered after police were called to investigate reports of smoke coming out of a home.

On Oct. 10,  at around 10:45 p.m., smoke was coming out of the home on the 400 block of Linnell Avenue. The officer who arrived to the scene smelled an odor of marijuana, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

Inside, officers discovered 380 pot plants and 64 pounds of processed marijuana. Outside, they discovered more than three pounds of pot in a parked car. The estimated value is $465,000.

The men, age 39, 34, and 20 and all San Leandro residents, were arrested and charged with cultivation of marijuana for sale.


Cop Shoots at Suspect on Woodlawn PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 15:00

By Amy Sylvestri • San Leandro Times

A San Leandro police officer shot at a suspect who rammed his patrol car early Sunday morning, but it is unknown if the suspect was hit.

A uniformed officer patrolling on the 13600 block of East 14th Street spotted a person driving recklessly at around 4:30 a.m., according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

The cop tried to pull the suspect over, but he would not stop, leading the police officer on a high-speed chase for a about 2 miles into a residential neighborhood on Woodland Avenue.

The suspect turned his vehicle around on the Woodland Park cul de sac and accelerated to ram into the pursuing officer, McManus said.

The patrol car was hit head-on, causing moderate damage to the car, but the officer was not injured.

The officer fired at the driver in self-defense, McManus said.

The suspect drove off and police do not know if he was hit  or injured.

Police are not releasing the name of the officer involved in the shooting, saying only that he is a veteran officer and that he has been placed on a paid administrative leave for up to three days, as is policy when an officer fires his or her weapon.

The suspect remans at large. Anyone with any information about the crime is asked to call the San Leandro police at 577-2740 or the department’s anonymous tip line at 577-3278.


SLPD Report: 10-09-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 09 October 2014 14:59

CHP and Sheriffs Break Up Car Theft Operation

The California Highway Patrol joined forces with Alameda County Sheriff’s officers and other law enforcement agencies to shut down a “chop shop” in Oakland that was processing stolen cars from all over the East Bay.

On Sept. 30 at 8 a.m., officers conducted a search at an undisclosed address where they found two men in their 20s who were arrested for receiving and possessing stolen property and probation violations, according to Officer Daniel Hill of the CHP.

The officers found five stolen cars with switched vehicle identification numbers, tools, and other evidence. Both suspect are being held without bail and are scheduled to next appear in court on Oct. 15.

Woman Reported Missing Found Safe and Sound

A San Leandro woman was found safe after being reported missing by her family last week.

The woman, 34, was reported missing last Monday after not arriving home two days previously.

Her cell phone was found on a BART train, prompting relatives to call the cops.

She was found safe on Tuesday evening about a day after she was reported missing, according  to San Leandro police.

The police say no foul play was involved and the woman appeared to have left home by her own choice and purposely did not tell her family and friends of her whereabouts.


SLPD Report: 10-02-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 02 October 2014 18:39

High Speed Chase on I-580

California Highway Patrol officers have arrested a man after a car chase that started in Castro Valley and went though San Leandro befroe ending in a crash in San Francisco last week.

The chase began around 11 p.m. last Wednesday evening on I-580 when Alameda County Sheriff’s deputies tried to a pull over a driver and passenger in a speeding vehicle.

The pursuit was soon taken over by the CHP.

The chase stretched from Castro Valley, over the Bay Bridge and into San Francisco reaching speeds of about 110 m.p.h. before the driver exited at 5th and Harrison streets and the pursuit continued on San Francisco city streets, according to the CHP.

The chase ended at 24th and Capp streets, where the driver collided with another car, the CHP said.

A person in the car that the suspect collided with suffered a minor injury.

The driver then fled the vehicle on foot but was quickly apprehended and was arrested for felony evading of police.


Stabbing On Lewelling, Arrest Made PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:58

By Amy Sylvestri • San Leandro Times

A man was arrested for attempted murder last week after allegedly slashing his friend’s throat.

Witnesses called police after seeing a man walking around bleeding from his neck and a patrolling sheriff’s deputy spotted him near a gas station at the corner of Lewelling Boulevard and Washington Avenue, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

Paramedics took the man to Eden Hospital in Castro Valley where he was treated and released. The victim, 41, suffered two cuts on the front and side of his throat, each two to three inches long.

The victim told police he had gotten into an argument with a friend named Elroy Gomez that turned into a physical fight and the suspect took out a knife and slashed him.

Police found Gomez at his home on the 900 block of Kramer Street and surrounded the house with the help of the Alameda County Sheriff’s department, McManus said.

Officers called Gomez, 31, and demanded that he come out of the house. He did so and was arrested.

McManus says that evidence, including blood, was found inside and outside of the Gomez’s home.

The Alameda County district attorney’s office charged Gomez with attempted murder involving great bodily injury and he is currently being held without bail at Santa Rita jail in Dublin and is scheduled to enter a plea at the Hayward Hall of Justice this week.

SLPD Report: 09-25-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 25 September 2014 22:24

Teens Found with Fake Gun at the Mall

Police confiscated a BB pistol that looked like a semi-automatic handgun from a group of teens at Bayfair mall last Sunday.
Officers were called to the Wing Stop restaurant at the mall just after 3 p.m. after a report that five teenage boys were passing a gun around, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police department.

The gun was discovered to be a BB gun and officers confiscated it because it was a look alike of a real gun and the cops also contacted the parents of the teens about the danger of the situation.

The teens were all 16 and 17 year olds from Antioch and Oakland.

McManus said that officers recover look-alike firearms on a regular basis.

Additionally, McManus said that the San Leandro police have seized 88 real firearms so far in this year, 63 in criminal investigations and 15 for safe keeping in domestic violence and mental illness investigations.

Car Thief Nabbed While Napping

An alleged car thief was arrested last Sunday afternoon when a resident reported someone sleeping in a car.

Police arrived on the 200 block of Julius Street at about 1:30 p.m. and found the man still asleep in the car, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the SLPD.

Officers discovered that the car had been reported stolen from Oakland a few days earlier.

The suspect was also found to have arrest warrants out for him, including one for auto theft.

The 37-year-old San Francisco man was arrested for grand theft and possession of burglary tools. He is currently being held at Santa Rita jail in lieu of bail totaling $85,000.

SLPD Report: 09-18-14 PDF  | Print |  E-mail
Thursday, 18 September 2014 14:37

Man Exposes Himself to Middle School Student

A man allegedly exposed himself to a Bancroft Middle School Student last week as the girl was on her way to school.

On Sept. 10 at around 7:50 a.m., a female student was walking on the 1400 block of Bancoft Ave. when a man in a parked black sedan called her over, according to Lt. Robert McManus of the San Leandro police.

The girl approached and saw that the man was exposing his genitals, and she ran away to the school where she reported it.

Officers searched the area, but the suspect got away.

The suspect is described as a white or Hispanic male in his mid 20s with an average build. He was wearing a black cap and eye glasses and had a beard.

Police are asking anyone with any information or who may have seen the suspect or been approached by him to call the criminal investigation unit 577-3230 or the anonymous tip line at 577-3278.



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