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'Alert' Citizen's Call to Police Leads to Arrest of Residential Burglary Suspect

Bernard Curry, 20, of Richmond was arrested after he was found walking away from a residence carrying some of the victim's property, police officials say.

Bernard Curry, 20, of Richmond. Photo provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alert
Bernard Curry, 20, of Richmond. Photo provided by San Leandro Police Nixle Alert
A vigilant citizen's quick thinking is being credited with the arrest of a 20-year-old Richmond man who police say had burglarized a home in the 500 block of West Merle Court this morning. 

According to a Nixle Alert sent by San Leandro Police, around 11:30 a.m., the resident came home and saw the front door of their residence standing open. 

The alert citizen feared someone may be inside her residence committing a burglary. She immediately went to a neighbor’s residence and reported the incident to our dispatch center. Our staff responded and located the suspect walking away from the residence in possession of some of the victim’s property. The suspect attempted to run away from our officers and was detained without incident. The suspect (Bernard Curry) was arrested and transported to jail. 

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “Alert citizens are the key to solving these types of crimes. If they report suspicious activity immediately we are much more successful in locating the suspects who are deemed responsible.” 

Police say 20-year-old Bernard Curry of Richmond was arrested.

[Related article: Police Warn Residents of Increase in 'Street Robberies and Residential Burglaries']

Police ask that anyone with information regarding this case contact the San Leandro Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division at510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278. 
Eddie Saldana February 07, 2014 at 11:00 AM
Outstanding work citizens of san leandro and police, keep it up!
Cindy Colindres February 07, 2014 at 08:31 PM
...it takes a village...

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