Auto Burglars arrested/ How to Help Prevent Crime

PRESS RELEASE / COMMUNITY INFORMATION
CITY of SAN MATEO POLICE DEPARTMENT
200 Franklin Parkway, San Mateo, CA 94403
http://www.cityofsanmateo.org

TWO AUTO BURGLARS ARRESTED BY SMPD

Occurred: 5/25/10 – 3:50 AM

A resident in the 1600 block of East Third Avenue woke up from hearing his vehicle’s alarm sounding. He immediately looked outside where his vehicle was parked and noticed the two suspects rummaging through the interior. The suspects entered the locked vehicle by smashing out a window.

He called the SMPD, stayed back a safe distance from the scene and played the part of a good witness, relaying clothing descriptions and the nature of the incident. Officers arrived within two minutes and noticed a possible suspect vehicle leaving the area, occupied by two subjects wearing similar clothing as described.

A traffic stop was initiated. Stolen property from the above noted auto burglary was located. Additionally, devices commonly used by burglars as tools were located. At this point, no other auto burglaries are linked to these two suspects.

The suspects were arrested and later admitted their involvement. Both suspects were booked into San Mateo County Jail for burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and conspiracy.

Arrested:
1. Dominique Hoskins, a 22 year-old Belmont resident.
2. Thomas Johnson, a 22 year-old San Mateo resident.

TAKE PREVENTIVE VEHICLE SECURITY MEASURES:
Be sure to lock all doors and windows of your vehicles
Remove any valuables from your vehicle
If you have to keep valuables in your vehicle, lock them in the trunk
Mark you valuables with your Drivers License number
Park your vehicles in well lighted areas
The San Mateo Police Department again applauds the community’s assistance in helping us to make this case. Please help us make your neighborhood safer and take a stand against crime. Please report all criminal behavior, join a neighborhood watch program, and help anyone that might fall victim to a crime. If a Neighborhood Watch doesn’t exist on your block, you can start one with help from SMPD. For additional information about the City of San Mateo Neighborhood Watch Program, call Sergeant Dave Norris at (650)522-7626 or visit our web http://www.cityofsanmateo.org

PLEASE DO NOT RETURN THIS COMMUNITY ALERT E-MAIL TO THE SENDER. FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION OR QUESTIONS, PLEASE REFER TO THE BELOW LISTED REFERENCE CHART

Concern
Contact
Phone
Email
Crime in Progress
SMPD
911

Non-Emergency Crime
SMPD
650-522-7700

Neighborhood Watch, National Night Out
Sgt. Dave Norris
650-522-7626
dnorris@cityofsanmateo.org
Crime Information and Follow-Up
Investigations
650-522-7650

Police Activities League
Ofc. Paul Pak
650-522-7725
smpal@cityofsanmateo.org
Secret Witness Line
SMPD
650-522-7676

Traffic Matters
Sgt. Greg Jacobson
650-522-7745
gjacobson@cityofsanmateo.org

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