Thanks to alert residents who immediately called San Leandro Police during two burglaries today, six suspected burglars have been arrested.
The San Leandro Police Department received calls on Thursday from witnesses who provided accurate and timely information to the police dispatch center. These burglaries were not related and they were miles apart, according to police.
The dispatch center immediately started sending staff to the scenes nearly simultaneously. Both burglaries were in residential neighborhoods. The officers arrested subjects in both cases prior to them running from the area.
Police arrested three adults and three juveniles who were residents of Hayward and Oakland.
Suspects were also captured on a video camera a resident mounted on their house to monitor potential criminal activity. These cameras are extremely helpful in police investigations accroding to Lt. Randall Brandt.
“This was a true test for our community, to see how well citizens, dispatchers and police officers can work together," Brandt said. "The residents didn’t hesitate to call us and our dispatch center immediately acted on the information and officers arrested those suspects responsible. Our organization would like to commend our community members for getting involved in our crime fighting.”
Names and specifics on these cases are not being released because these cases are actively being investigated.
Please contact Det. Jeff Walton with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3238 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278. Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411.
Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Departments website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp
For crime prevention tips please go to the Police Departments website at www. Sanleandro.org. or contact Officer Tim DeGrano at 510-577-3248