Crime Log: Car Break-ins On MacArthur Prompt Warning; Another Robbery Near Westgate Center

The police log for last Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday records 11 car break-ins.


These incidents are taken from the San Leandro Police Department Daily Activity Log.

Monday, January 14

Four arrests were made. Four home burglaries were reported. There were five battery incidents and one robbery but no assaults.

At 1 am police made an arrest for battery on the 13700 block of East 14th.

At 5:15 pm police took evidence in a reported robbery on the 500 block of Bancroft Avenue but located no suspect. No injuries were reported.

Tuesday, January 15

Police made five arrests. Three robberies were reported but one proved to be a false alarm. Four cars and two homes were burgled. There were two batteries but no assaults.

The first of the day's two actual robberies was reported at 12:41 pm on the 145000 block of East 14th Street.

The second incident occurred at 7:10 pm on the 1900 block of Davis Street, near the Westgate Center that has been the scene of three store invasion robberies in the last month.

Wednesday, January 16

Police made four arrests. It was a busy day for break-ins. Seven cars and three homes were burgled. Four batteries were reported.

Police had to bring out a K9 unit to assist in an arrest that occurred at 5:38 pm at Washington Avenue and Lewelling Boulevard. The incident arose from a traffic stop and an attempted flight by the suspect.

The spate of auto burglaries were reported from all over town but two were discovered on the 1000 block of MacArthur Boulevard just a few minutes on either side if 8 pm.

The rash of car break ins, especially along MacArthur, prompted police to issue this advisory:

Within the past couple of weeks officers have documented several automotive burglaries that occurred in the N/E section of our city. The suspects have forced entry into the vehicles by breaking windows and removing valuables. 

We need our community’s assistance to prevent and enforce these burglaries. The following are crime prevention tips that will help us resolve this matter: 

  • Residents should remove valuables from their vehicles. This includes hiding charging cords for their electronic devices. If a suspect locates a vehicle that is locked with a charging cord in view, they will assume there are electronic devices hidden inside the vehicle. 
  • Park your vehicle in well lit areas. 
  • Report suspicious activity immediately. 
  • Educate your neighbors and children. 


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