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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Tuesday June 5th, 2012 :: 04:42 p.m. PDT


Police Respond and Arrest 3 Auto Burglars Thanks to Call From a Community Member - Safety Tips Also - More @Nixle

200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403

Alert Neighbor Directs SMPD to In-Progress Burglary – 3 Arrested

Sunday June 3rd , 1:00 am –

A witness reported a possible auto burglary in progress in the 500 block of Monte Diablo Ave. SMPD Officers immediately responded and located three possible suspects in a nearby vehicle. The suspects were identified and arrested for auto burglary. A search of the suspects' vehicle resulted in the seizure of numerous items suspected to be the spoils of several auto burglaries. Investigative follow-up will be conducted to match the seized property to other crimes.

The suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail for Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Conspiracy.

Martin Gallardo, age 22, of San Francisco
Sergio Gallardo, age 18, of San Francisco
Jesus Renteria, age 22, of South San Francisco

A quick police response and timely arrest in this case would not have been possible without the willingness of an observant witness to call SMPD about this crime in progress. Please call SMPD if you see a crime or suspicious activity via 911 or our non-emergency line 650-522-7700.

Anyone with information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to contact the San Mateo Police Department:

SMPD Investigations Bureau: 522-7650

SMPD Secret Witness hotline: 522-7676

Anonymous Text to SMPD: 262-3473

Some tips to help prevent you from becoming a victim of a vehicle burglary include:

Be Prepared:
• LOCK YOUR VEHICLES! Most thefts of this type occur because vehicles have been left unsecured in an accessible area overnight.
• Record serial numbers or engrave a personal identification number on valuable items such as portable or removable electronics.
• Remove from your vehicle or hide from view any removable or portable items of value such as car stereos, GPS Units, iPods, etc.

Be alert:
• Do not be afraid to call the police when you see something suspicious. Alert neighbors are responsible for the majority of arrests made in residential burglaries (like this one!).

SMPD does not have booking photos of these suspects. This case involves suspects who have been booked, and open investigations on seized property. Any media follow-up may be directed to the San Mateo County District Attorney's Office.

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 .

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

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