Lt. Randall Brandt stated, “Our staff had a very busy weekend and they investigated several major incidents. Their pro-active work led them to several significant arrests and the recovery of burglary tools, a stolen vehicle and a stolen firearm.”
Saturday, Aug. 24
- Around 6:40 p.m., officers made a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the 400 block of Tudor Road. The officers located a shaved key in the ignition of the vehicle and during their investigation they determined the vehicle has been stolen in Oakland several days prior to their stop. The driver, 51-year-old male, Matthew Primrose, was arrested and transported to jail.
- Around 6:50 p.m., an officer made a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle on Barbara Court, near Thomas Avenue. The investigation led to the recovery of several burglary tools which included shaved keys that are commonly used to defeat vehicle ignition systems and a glass breaking device. The subject also possessed methamphetamine and prescription drugs without a prescription. 36-year-old male, Richard Lee was arrested for possessing burglary tools and illegal drugs and he was transported to jail.
- Officers responded to the report of gunfire on the 13800 block of E. 14th Street at approximately 10:30 p.m. They arrived and determined the suspect had discharged a weapon and fled the scene before officers arrived. There was only property damage, but no one was injured. Detectives are still investigating this case.
Sunday, Aug. 25
- A patrol officer made a traffic enforcement stop around 12:30 a.m. in the 500 block of Davis Street. During the investigation, the officer located a concealed loaded firearm in the vehicle. A records check revealed it had been stolen in Antioch on December 3, 2008. The suspect, 26-year-old male, Ellis Foots, was arrested for possessing the stolen firearm and he was transported to jail.
Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Department’s website.
Read about more incidents that happened this past week, Aug. 18 to 24.