Here’s a brief look at the three most-read stories on San Leandro Patch this week:
Alert Postal Carrier Saves Elderly Woman's Life
Last month, postal carrier Tracey Herron became a hero after she she grew concerned about an elderly woman on her route who hadn’t picked up her mail in several days. Troubled by this uncharacteristic behavior, Herron knocked on doors to see if any of the neighbors knew anything. Luckily, Ed and Martha Portoni were home and they called the police. In our Patch video, Herron explains what happened next.
Burglary Suspect 'Caught' On Videotape Is Arrested
On December 29th, a resident on Victoria Avenue told San Leandro police that burglars had tried, but failed, to break into his house -- and that his home surveillance system had caught the suspects on videotape. On Tuesday, detectives received an anonymous tip that the suspect, who was identified by fingerprints as Jesus Rodriguez, was hanging around International Boulevard and 62nd Avenue in Oakland. They found Rodriguez sitting in a parked car and placed him under arrest for residential burglary.
Transient Who Tried to Kiss Boy Is Arrested In San Leandro
San Leandro police arrested a 49-year-old transient who allegedly accosted two boys, demanded money and then tried to kiss at least one of them. Michael Roy Flores was arrested for an incident that occurred about 5 p.m. Wednesday when he allegedly approached two 14-year-old boys near East 14th Street and 136th Avenue. Flores first asked for $50 and the boys said no. The suspect then allegedly grabbed one of the boys by the arm, pulled him close and put his face next to the boy's face. When the boy pulled away, police say Flores turned his attention to the other teen, “puckered” his lips and tried to kiss him. A passerby called the boys over to her and waited for Flores to leave. One of the boys' parents called police, who eventually arrested Flores.