Three suspects believed to have committed at least seven burglaries in San Mateo were arrested Sunday, San Mateo police said Monday evening.
The suspects, 13- and 15-year-old boys, and 18-year-old Salvador Gonzalez of San Mateo, were arrested around 6:40 p.m. after police responded to a report of a possible burglary in progress in the 200 block of Woodbridge Circle.
Due to the recent increase in local burglaries, a rapid response plan for in-progress burglaries was in place, and Patrol Officers immediately saturated the area, San Mateo Police Sgt. Dave Norris said.
Neighboring public safety agencies assisted with a perimeter and search for the suspects, and the California Highway Patrol helped with available air support.
Two of the suspects were quickly detained, and a third was detained a short while later, Norris said.
Gonzalez was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, Possession of Burglary Tools, and Conspiracy.
The two teens, both residents of San Mateo, were arrested on suspicion of Burglary, Possession of Stolen Property, and Conspiracy, and released to their parents.
San Mateo Detectives are following up on the alleged actions of these suspects and have linked them to at least seven other San Mateo burglaries, Norris said. They are continuing to investigate any connections to additional crimes.
Police are also asking for the public's help in solving two robberies that took place over the weekend in San Mateo.
- Armed Robbery incident that occurred Friday Nov. 16 at about 3:15 p.m., in the 1100 block of Tanglewood Way, which is in the area of Laurie Meadows and the Belmont border. Suspects in this case were 3 Hispanic males in a dark maroon or purple 4-door Nissan.
- Armed Robbery incident that occurred Sunday, Nov. 18 at about 8:20 p.m., at the 76 Gas Station in the 400 Block of 19 Ave., which is at the intersection of 19 Ave. and Delaware Street. Suspect in this case was a white male in his 30’s wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt and jeans, carrying an umbrella (it was not raining at the time!).
Anyone with information on current investigations or ongoing crime trends is encouraged to contact SMPD Investigations:
SMPD Investigations Bureau: 522-7650
SMPD Secret Witness hotline: 522-7676
Anonymous Text to SMPD: 262-3473
If you see a crime in progress or anything that appears to be suspicious in your neighborhood, please do not hesitate to contact the San Mateo Police Department:
Emergencies and crimes in progress: 911
Non-urgent matters or direct dial SMPD from mobile phone: 650-522-7700