Homeowner Nabs Burglary Suspect, Holds For Police

Attempted burglary on the 100 block of Oakes Boulevard foiled by victim.


Bay City News -- A 20-year-old man was arrested in San Leandro Sunday night after the resident whose home he allegedly tried to burglarize detained him, police said.

Police got a report around 10:50 p.m. Sunday of a burglary in progress at a home in the 100 block of Oakes Boulevard in San Leandro, police Lt. Jeff Tudor said.

A witness reporting the crime told police that the suspect was struggling with the victim, who was trying to stop the suspect from fleeing.

Officers arrived on the scene to find a man being held down on the ground by the victim, police said.

Police learned that the resident had discovered the suspect inside their home's garage and that the suspect then tried to flee.

Officers arrested the suspect, identified as Mack Lapatrick of Oakland, on suspicion of burglary and took him to county jail.

Police credited the resident for helping lead to Mack's arrest.

"We would never encourage citizens to taken action and put their safety at risk. That is a personal choice," Tudor said. "In this case, the brave actions of the victim allowed for us to make an arrest of a burglary suspect who was preying upon San Leandro neighborhoods."

Anyone with further information about this case is asked to call Detective Sgt. Doug Calcagno at (510) 577-3238 or San Leandro police's anonymous tip line at (510) 577-3278.

Michael Allen September 25, 2012 at 10:20 PM
3 DUI reports that lead to arrests so far... perhaps one more and I get a set of steak knives? The most interesting was when I was touring with my future wife's family in federal park land... when the drunk realized we were following him as he drove all over the 2-lane road, he had his CHILD throwing open containers out the window... as he sped down the road. The maniac was caught by rangers about 2 minutes later, and the child told them about Daddy asking them to chuck the beers out the window... Nice guy. Hopefully he's changed and didn't get his kids or others killed.


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