DATE / TIME OF RELEASE: 02/20/14, 9:20 AM
INCIDENTS: Significant updates and arrests.
PRESS RELEASE OFFICER: Lt. Randall Brandt
TELEPHONE: (510) 577-3232
Crime updates- We are still experiencing residential burglaries in our community. We need citizens to continue to help us combat crime by reporting suspicious activity immediately. (Call 510-577-2740 for non-emergencies and 911 for emergencies) We are shifting our resources to address these concerns and we will continue to collaborate with neighboring agencies to identify the suspects who may be responsible.
Suspect arrested with burglary tools- On 02/19/14, approximately 1:50 PM, undercover officers from our Crime Suppression Unit were conducting suppression patrols in the South end of town. One of the undercover officers had a marked patrol unit make a traffic enforcement stop for him in the 500 block of Floresta Boulevard. During the investigation several burglary tools were discovered (pry tools, window smashing devices and gloves). Jose Garcia, a 24 years old male who resides in San Leandro was arrested for possessing burglary tools and he was transported to jail.
Suspect arrested for possessing fraudulent credit cards- On 02/20/14, approximately 12:08 AM, one of our patrol officers made a traffic enforcement stop in the 600 block of MacArthur Boulevard. The officer discovered the occupants possessed fraudulent credit cards and they were arrested. The suspects Keyniya Grier (34 year old female) and Aaron Putman (25 year old male) both residents of Oakland were arrested and transported to jail. (Photos #1 and #2)
Intoxicated male arrested after fleeing from the scene of a collision- On 02/20/14, approximately 1:15 AM, officers were dispatched to the scene of a collision on Marina Boulevard., near San Leandro Boulevard. They discovered the suspect had struck a concrete pillar and then tried to drive away. They located the suspect Jesse Hemlock (30 year old male who resides in San Leandro) nearby and he was arrested for driving while intoxicated and transported to jail.
MEDIA UPDATES WILL BE MADE AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
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\
For crime prevention tips please go to the Police Department’s website at http://www.sanleandro.org/depts/pd or contact our Crime Prevention Unit at 510-577-3228.
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.