Neighbors Alert Police Who Nab Suspected Burglar

18-year-old Oakland man arrested on suspicion of one or perhaps two burglaries.


Polce Department Press Release: On Saturday, June 9, around 4:00 pm, police received a call from a citizen reporting a suspicious male coming out of the rear yard of a residence in the 700 block of Bancroft Avenue.  When the citizen and her boyfriend confronted the male suspect, he ran north on Bancroft Avenue towards Dutton Avenue.  The boyfriend followed this suspect while the citizen called the police.

The citizen provided the San Leandro Police Department with the suspect’s physical and clothing description.  Responding officers spotted the suspect as he attempted to evade them, jumping fences into neighboring residences.  The officers were able to apprehend the suspect after a short period of time.  The suspect was later positively identified by the citizen who called the police.

When officers searched the exterior of the house where the subject was seen coming out of, they discovered a broken rear window. While on scene, another concerned citizen approached the officers and told them she heard the sound of breaking glass coming from the rear of this residence just before the police arrived.

Items just inside the window appeared to have been disturbed, indicating someone entered. 

Interestingly, police responded to a residential burglary on the 500 block of Glen Drive earlier in the day, approximately two blocks south of this incident, where a rear window was also broken with a brick. Several items were stolen in that burglary.

The suspect, Terrell Sanders, an eighteen-year-old Oakland resident, was arrested and booked into the San Leandro Police Department jail on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest.

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Patricia Minnis June 10, 2012 at 05:02 PM
The message here is do NOT come into San Leandro expecting to commit a crime. Seven very alert and caring residents worked together in a matter of minutes to identify and expose this criminal to San Leandro Police Department. SLPD rocks! Patricia Minnis Community Outreach Coordinator Citizens for a Safer San Leandro
Paul Vargas June 10, 2012 at 06:25 PM
Excellent! I'm glad people are not being politically correct and thinking that this scumbag was merely; "lost" "racially profiled" or any of the other bleeding heart crap we hear from the ACLU blowhards on this site. Keep up the good work, and continue to stay on top of these criminals.
natalie June 10, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Great job citizen, boyfriend of citizen, SLPD, and anyone else involved! Keep up the good work!
Gayle June 11, 2012 at 02:33 PM
These neighbors probably prevented many more burglaries in our community. Neighborhood Watch remains a powerful tool that doesn't cost anything to establish or maintain and aids the SLPD with crime prevention. Great job residents and SLPD! Gayle Hudson Director, Citizens For a Safer San Leandro
Ken Briggs June 12, 2012 at 12:11 AM
so lets hope the courts / judge , keeps this scum bag in jail for a year . also make him pay for all damages and make him pay to replace what ever was or is broken . if the scum bag wanted it so bad make him pay up for the stuff . and make have stat away zone area from the crime area . and then if he had any helpers put them in jail also .


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