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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Monday February 5th, 2018 :: 09:02 p.m. PST


SMPD Officers arrest four suspects for various charges following a brief pursuit

FINAL UPDATE***********************************************************
On Monday, February 5, 2018 at about 5:20 pm, a San Mateo Police Officer was conducting a high visibility passing check of the Bridgepointe Shopping Center due to an increase of auto burglaries and retail thefts in the area. The officer noticed a light blue Toyota sedan driving erratically and at a high rate of speed out of the parking lot. The officer initiated a traffic stop of the Toyota when it fled onto Mariners Island Blvd and turned westbound onto 3rd Ave. During the pursuit, the officer saw the occupants of the Toyota throwing multiple items out of the vehicle windows, later determined to be stolen property.
The pursuit of the Toyota ended at the intersection of 3rd Av and Norfolk St when the driver tried to pass in between two stopped vehicles facing westbound on 3rd Av and Norfolk St.  The Toyota collided with both vehicles causing minor damage with no injuries and incapacitating the Toyota.  The four occupants of the Toyota, two men and two women, ran from the officer. Our officers quickly saturated the area and located the driver, 19-year-old Juandell Joseph who was hiding in a nearby bush. Joseph was arrested with the assistance of SMPD K9 Zigi.  A rear passenger, 22-year-old Michael Wishom was arrested near the traffic collision. The other two female suspects, 19-year-old Tatiana Lewis and 19-year-old Eniaya Johnson, ran to the parking lot of St. Timothy’s School where they were located and arrested.
While the vehicle pursuit unfolded, our dispatch received a call from a local Bridgepointe Shopping Center business reporting a burglary that just occurred. The caller provided descriptive information that was consistent with the Toyota our officers stopped and the suspects involved.  Further investigation revealed that the suspects possessed stolen property from the business totaling over $10,000. All four suspects were later transported to county jail where they were booked on various charges (see below).
Juandell Joseph 19-year-old SF resident
Charged: Burglary, Conspiracy, Hit and Run, Felony Evading Police, Resisting Arrest, and Possession of an Illegal Weapon (not firearm)
Tatiana Lewis 19-year-old SF resident
Charged: Burglary, Conspiracy, and Resisting Arrest
Eniaya Johnson 19-year-old SF resident
Charged: Burglary, Conspiracy, and Resisting Arrest
Michael Wishom 22-year-old SF resident
Charged: Burglary and Conspiracy
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SMPD is clear the area of 3rd Ave and Norfolk St.  Officers are invesitgating a felony evading, felony grand theft, hit and run etc.  There will be an update shortly on details of the investigation. Thank you. 
Police activity in the area of 3rd and Norfolk-no threats to public safety. Please avoid the area. Will update when police activity is clear. Thank you

San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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