June 25, 2013 > Crime Suppression Unit locates carjacked vehicle - two suspects arrested!
Crime Suppression Unit locates carjacked vehicle - two suspects arrested!
Submitted By Lt. Luis Torres, San Leandro PD
On June 18, 2013 at 5:30 p.m., an adult male and his juvenile daughter were sitting in their vehicle in the area of Castro Street and San Leandro Blvd, when they were approached by the suspects. The suspects displayed what appeared to be handguns and ordered the victim out of the car. The victim, fearing for his and his daughter's life, grabbed his daughter and complied. The suspects were last seen traveling northbound San Leandro Blvd.
At 5:38 p.m., members of our Crime Suppression Unit were in East Oakland looking for the vehicle, when one of them located it in the area of 109th Avenue and MacArthur Blvd. in Oakland. As other San Leandro Police units arrived in the area, they attempted to stop the vehicle, but it fled onto west bound 580. A short pursuit ensued, ending when the vehicle exited at the 98th Avenue/Golf Links Rd and crashed into a ravine just off the freeway. Both subjects ran towards Mountain Blvd., where the driver was taken into custody by a member of our Crime Suppression Unit.
Patrol and Crime Suppression Officers conducted a nearly two hour search for the second suspect and located him in the 3500 block of Calafia Avenue in Oakland.
Officers located a loaded handgun and a replica handgun in the vehicle.
Both suspects are juveniles; one was treated for a leg injury sustained while jumping a fence.
The victims did not sustain any physical injuries as a result of the incident.
Lt. Torres said, "The victim did the right thing by complying with the suspects demands. This is the second month we've had our Crime Suppression Unit assisting patrol out on the streets. It is yet another example how the shifting of our resources has had a direct impact in locating and arresting violent individuals who commit crimes in San Leandro."
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 Departments website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd