Car Break-Ins On The Rise In San Leandro

Washington Manor seems worst-affected by a city-wide trend; evening is prime time for break-ins.


Police say San Leandro has seen a rise in automotive burglaries. There have been approximately 75 reported automotive burglaries that have occurred within the past month.

Police say the Manor area (southern part of town) has been recently targeted.

Approximately a quarter of all car burglaries have occurred between 5 pm and 9 pm.

To thwart these smash and grabbers:

• Leave your vehicles locked with the windows up 
• Park your vehicles in well lit areas 
• Hide all valuables out of site including navigation units 
• Report all suspicious activity immediately to 510 577 2740

Information can also be texted anonymously to 847411. 

What's been happening in your neighborhood?


David September 22, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Not only did the thief cause a couple hundred bucks worth of damage to get an ancient POS radio (it was probably 10+ years old, the car is 17 years old), but he was utterly incompetent at getting it out, ripping out my entire center panel. But then again, he's not throwing rocks through car windows to get $5 radios because he's smart.
David September 22, 2012 at 04:17 AM
He also managed to miss the few bucks of spare change I had in the center console, despite obviously going through it. The spare change is probably worth more than what he'll get from selling the radio.
Fred Eiger September 22, 2012 at 05:01 AM
Don't you realize that he was probably a victim who felt it was his entitlement to take your ancient radio because Bank of America is laying off 16,000 people???
Donna Soares September 22, 2012 at 01:48 PM
Or maybe he didn't have black or hispanic teachers and administrators in school when he attended, (I'll leave out "grew up")
David September 22, 2012 at 03:39 PM
Curiously enough for those who park by BART, as I was standing around waiting for SLPD (which, to their credit did come out in about 10 minutes despite it being a non-emergency and did take prints), what's by the tracks, but a crowbar. It's almost as if thieves just store their tools in the bushes there and wait. Of course the felon used a rock instead of a handy tool, again underlining his utter stupidity.


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