One man is in custody while another remains at large after police chased two burglary suspects by car and on foot Monday. The pursuit also involved a lockdown at and some nearby residential areas.
San Leandro Police Department Sgt. Ted Henderson said the incident began about 8:10 a.m. Monday morning when a resident on the 1200 block of Belleau Street reported two men prowling around a neighbor's home.
He said an officer arrived at the scene and spotted two men who fit the neighbor's description, but the suspects managed to get away in a car.
A brief car chase ensued down Lewelling Boulevard before the suspects turned onto Beatty Street.
Henderson said the suspect vehicle crashed into an unoccupied car at the intersection of Beatty and Burkhart Avenue.
The two suspects then ran in different directions, police said. The officer in pursuit followed the suspect who fled toward the nearby middle school.
Henderson said the school was placed on lockdown.
He said the city also sent out a Code Red automated telephone alert advising residents in an area covering several blocks to remain indoors while officers pursued the suspect.
Henderson said the suspect who ran toward the middle school was found near a home on Edgemoor Street and was placed under arrest.
He estimated the lockdown was in effect for more than an hour.
Henderson said police also searched for the second suspect, but he was not apprehended.
Patch was alerted to the incident by a tip from a reader who lived in the area and got a telephone alert to stay indoors.
This story will be updated as details become available.