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San Leandro Police Department
Tuesday February 5th, 2013 :: 01:40 p.m. PST


Citizen protects neighbors house by calling police

Sandra R. Spagnoli Chief of Police
901 East 14th Street, San Leandro CA 94577


DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 02/05/13, 1:45 PM INCIDENT: Burglary Attempt

PRESS RELEASE OFFICER: Lieutenant Randall Brandt

TELEPHONE: 510-577-3232

DATES/TIME: 02/04/13, 11:30 AM

LOCATIONS: 100 block of Beverly Avenue, South of Durant Avenue


SUSPECT(S): 16 year old male subject that resides in Oakland.


On 02/04/13, around 11:30 AM, an alert citizen observed a subject they did not recognize at her neighbor’s front door. The suspect eventually went around toward the back of her neighbor’s residence. The witness immediately reported her observations to our communications center and officers were dispatched to the scene. Officers arrived on scene and located a subject matching the suspect’s description.

The subject was detained and officers went to the residence where the subject was seen and discovered there were fresh pry marks on window frames.

The witness identified the subject detained as the suspect in the incident and he was arrested for attempting to break into the residence.

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “This alert citizen prevented her neighbor’s house from getting broken into. This is a common trend that suspects will go to the front door of houses they intend to burglarize and knock. If there is no answer at the door they go around to the backyards and find a way into the residence.”


Please contact the San Leandro Police Department’s Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510 577-3278.

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San Leandro Police Department
901 E 14th St
San Leandro, CA 94577

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