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Police's Proactive Patrolling Leads to Burglary Suspect's Arrest

A San Leandro police officer was aware of recent burglaries in San Leandro's commercial areas during nighttime hours. The officer used this information to proactively patrol these areas, which led the arrest of a burglary suspect.

Good police work and criminal intelligence led to the arrest of a suspect for burglary in San Leandro Friday evening.

Around 10:22 p.m., a San Leandro police officer was patrolling the 1900 block of Fairway Drive. The officer noticed a male subject dressed in dark clothing and wearing a backpack, walking on the property inside of the fenced-in area of a secured business. 

The suspect, identified as Martin Hernandez, was seen climbing the exterior fence as if he were trying to exit the business property. The officer attempted to contact Hernandez, who then jumped down off the fence and ran from the officer back into the property located at 1951 Fairway drive. 

Hernandez was then seen discarding items near a semi-truck parked on the lot. Upon the arrival of other SLPD officers, Hernandez was taken into custody without incident. 

While investigating the scene, officers located several cargo containers that had their locks cut and one container that had the security seal removed.  On the ground next to the containers, bolt cutters and other tools commonly used during burglaries were located.

“We have had burglaries in our commercial areas during nighttime hours. The officer was aware of this information and used this intelligence to proactively patrol these areas for burglary suspects," said Lt. Tudor. "His good observations and sound police tactics allowed for the suspect to be arrested and evidence to be recovered.”

Please contact Det. Walton with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3234 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

Thomas Clarke December 17, 2012 at 02:53 AM
Profiling and aggressive police action result in one more arrest. The only issue missing is that Sr. Hernandez was not shot while attempting to escape. I guess SLPD is slipping.
Kate December 17, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Wow, Thomas. I had no idea that SLPD has been shooting up suspects lately. What the heck has your panties in a bunch? Cops caught the bad guy in the act. And for that you want to bash them? You make zero sense.
Ken Briggs December 17, 2012 at 11:51 PM
Thomas , the police department is short of help . if the cops shot him then that would be less cops on the street . lets hope that the courts wake up and not let this guy out on bail , keep him in jail and make him pay for all damages and a nice jail time .you should thank the police for finding this bad boy .it would of been nice it the dogs would of got to him .
Fred Eiger December 18, 2012 at 04:19 AM
You're an idiot Thomas. Let's check this slime's immigration status.
Thomas Clarke December 19, 2012 at 02:34 AM
Fred, having a hard time with sarcasm? It is cheaper to shoot them you know. No one is going to be upset that SLPD shot and killed someone. They would not have been shot for no good reason. Remember, there is a good reason to suspect that they were guilty.

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