A resident in the 900 block of Sybil Avenue was in his home when he heard the sound of breaking glass from a nearby residence Thursday morning at 11 a.m. Shortly after, he believed his house was also being burglarized and called the police.
Upon arrival, officers saw a man running from the yard, carrying a pillow case over his shoulder, weighted down with stolen items inside.
The subject failed to stop for the officers and ran into the nearby residential neighborhood. Additional officers responded, including a team from the San Leandro Police Department Canine Unit. After searching residents’ yards, sheds and garages, the suspect was apprehended in the rear yard of a residence on San Rafael Street.
The suspect sustained minor injuries during the arrest. He is a 19-year-old resident of Oakland, who is on probation for burglary and grand theft auto. After being taken to a local hospital for treatment, he was arrested on suspicion of committing a residential burglary and resisting arrest. The suspect will be arraigned in the Alameda County Superior Court on Monday.