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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Thursday February 14th, 2019 :: 12:43 p.m. PST


Press Release - Burglar Detained by Resident

Another prolific auto burglar was captured this week in San Mateo after an alert resident witnessed the burglary in progress on home video surveillance.
San Mateo, CA – On Wednesday, February 13, 2019, at 11:22 P.M. San Mateo Police officers responded to a 9-1-1 call on the 400 Block of Bucknell Drive regarding an auto burglar seen on video surveillance searching through the trunk of a locked vehicle. Police quickly converged in the area and found the burglar had already been safely detained by a resident.
Video surveillance shows 22-year-old Foster City resident, Fedor Olskiy, driving into the area Wednesday evening and targeting an SUV to burglarize. Olskiy entered the SUV and stole several items before being confronted by the homeowner. Officers arrived within minutes and arrested Olskiy. He was transported to San Mateo County Jail.
This auto burglary arrest marked the end of Olskiy’s all-night crime spree. A search of his vehicle helped officers identify several victims from around the Peninsula. Olskiy was connected to multiple thefts he committed throughout the night. San Mateo Police are actively working this investigation and have alerted neighboring jurisdictions to Olskiy’s crime spree. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact SMPD at (650) 522-7200.
Law enforcement is solving more crimes thanks to surveillance cameras and license plate reader systems. Partnerships with our active neighborhood watch, social media platforms, and surveillance technologies, the San Mateo Police Department can identify criminals and make San Mateo an unfriendly place for thieves. Our officers regularly canvass for surveillance and you can help us by notifying SMPD at
Fedor Olskiy, 22-year-old Foster City resident
Charges: Second degree burglary, attempted petty theft, possess burglary tools, possess stolen property, and possess drug paraphernalia.

San Mateo, CA Police Department
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San Mateo, CA 94403

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