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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday May 26th, 2010 :: 11:29 a.m. PDT

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Two More Vehicle Burglars Caught in the Act by San Mateo Police - 1600 Block East Third Ave. - More at nixle.com

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PRESS RELEASE / COMMUNITY INFORMATION
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
www.cityofsanmateo.org

TWO AUTO BURGLARS ARRESTED BY SMPD

Occurred: 5/25/10 – 3:50 AM

A resident in the 1600 block of East Third Avenue woke up from hearing his vehicle’s alarm sounding. He immediately looked outside where his vehicle was parked and noticed the two suspects rummaging through the interior. The suspects entered the locked vehicle by smashing out a window.

He called the SMPD, stayed back a safe distance from the scene and played the part of a good witness, relaying clothing descriptions and the nature of the incident. Officers arrived within two minutes and noticed a possible suspect vehicle leaving the area, occupied by two subjects wearing similar clothing as described.

A traffic stop was initiated. Stolen property from the above noted auto burglary was located. Additionally, devices commonly used by burglars as tools were located. At this point, no other auto burglaries are linked to these two suspects.

The suspects were arrested and later admitted their involvement. Both suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy.

Arrested:
1. Dominique Hoskins, a 22 year-old Belmont resident.
2. Thomas Johnson, a 22 year-old San Mateo resident.

TAKE PREVENTIVE VEHICLE SECURITY MEASURES:
• Be sure to lock all doors and windows of your vehicles
• Remove any valuables from your vehicle
• If you have to keep valuables in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk
• Mark you valuables with your Drivers License number
• Park your vehicles in well lighted areas

The San Mateo Police Department again applauds the community’s assistance in helping us to make this case. Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sergeant Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web www.cityofsanmateo.org

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE REFERENCE LIST BELOW:

*Crime in Progress SMPD 911

*Non-Emergency Crime SMPD 650-522-7700

*Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out
Sgt. Dave Norris 650-522-7626 dnorris@cityofsanmateo.org

*Crime Information and Follow-Up
SMPD Investigations 650-522-7650

*Police Activities League (PAL)
Ofc. Paul Pak (Exec. Director)650-522-7725 smpal@cityofsanmateo.org

*Secret Witness Line SMPD 650-522-7676

*Traffic Matters
Sgt. Greg Jacobson 650-522-7745 gjacobson@cityofsanmateo.org

Address/Location
San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 650-522-7700

David Norris
Support Services
dnorris@cityofsanmateo.org
650-522-7626

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