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June 25, 2013 > Tip leads to the arrest of a burglary suspect

Tip leads to the arrest of a burglary suspect

Submitted By Lt. Randall Brandt

On June 19, about 11:30 AM, an alert citizen observed a subject rummaging through a vehicle that was parked in the parking lot of 1400 Carpentier Street. The citizen did not recognize the subject and he suspected the vehicle did not belong to him. The citizen immediately called 911 and he reported his observations to our dispatch center.

Officers from several divisions were sent to the area to investigate. Minutes later, an officer assigned to our Crime Suppression Unit observed a subject, Jason Nora of Oakland, matching the description trying to walk away from the scene. Our officers attempted to stop the subject and he ignored their commands and he tried to flee the area. Officers chased the subject and detained him several blocks away. The subject was positively identified as the suspect who was observed in the vehicle. It was determined that the vehicle did not belong to him and it had been broken into. The subject was arrested for burglary and resisting arrest and he was transported to jail.

Lt. Randall Brandt stated, "This was a textbook example of members of our community and our police department working collaboratively to combat crime. The citizen recognized suspicious activity and reported their observations immediately. We were able to send resources to the area and arrest the suspect responsible."

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

Citizens play a critical role in creating a safe environment by observing and reporting any suspicious and criminal activity to the Police. The San Leandro Police Department recommends that citizens do not participate in any direct verbal or physical involvement with suspicious persons or those who are committing crimes. The personal safety of the community is paramount. We encourage the San Leandro community to record the details of what they observe and to report those details to the Police. This type of community involvement and partnership has proven to be a very effective crime prevention tool. Citizens act as the eyes and ears of the community first, and the extended eyes and ears of the San Leandro Police Department. Thank you for being a force multiplier in our efforts to provide professional police services and safety to the community.

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