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Pursuit of Stolen Car Taken During Carjacking in Oakland Leads to Arrest of 5

Police credit the license plate reading system for alerting the officer to the stolen car.

Police arrested five suspects following a vehicle pursuit of a stolen car in San Leandro on Wednesday morning.

According to police, around 10:30 a.m., an officer driving through a parking lot in the 1200 block of Marina Blvd. was alerted by a license plate reading system of a stolen car in the area.

Police say the car had been reported as stolen after a carjacking incident in Oakland earlier in the day. When the officer tried to stop the car, the driver refused and lead officers on a pursuit that ended with a foot chase of the suspects who tried to flee on foot in the area of E. 14th Street and Fairmont Drive. Officers were able to locate all five of the suspects and arrested them on suspicion of being in a stolen car.

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "We are very pleased with the outcome in this case.  The license plate reader helped us locate this victim's vehicle and then we were successful in arresting the occupants.  We would like to thank the staff of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office who helped us locate the suspects during this investigation. We continue to have success when working collaboratively with our neighboring agencies."

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278

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 athttp://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd/at.asp\

Ken Briggs February 20, 2014 at 09:35 AM
whats wrong with having this scums pay for the car ? after all they wanted it so bad, so have them pay for it . teach them that they got to pay for what they take .
D. Griffith February 20, 2014 at 01:12 PM
Interesting idea, Ken. It would be great if it was inforceable. I imagine a lot of judges would agree. Unfortunately, usually people who steal cars don't have the means to pay for one.
Ken Briggs February 20, 2014 at 09:03 PM
D. Griffith you are right , but they got to learn that they can not steal , putting them in jail does not do nothing , they will learn how to do more stealing from the jail birds . so if they do not have jobs make they get out and find one and spend the night in jail til they find a job and start paying for that car that they wanted so bad , they can learn to walk or take a bus or get a friend to cart them around .

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