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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. Lisa Holton
Date: March 09, 2018 2:58 PM
Case Number: SR1801989

Two Suspects Arrested in Canal Neighborhood Burglaries

On Thursday March 8, 2018 at approximately 3:35 P.M. officers from the San Rafael Police Department responded to the report of an interrupted residential burglary in the 200 block of Canal St.  The victim arrived home to find two suspects inside his apartment. The suspects fled the apartment through a rear window and ran away.

Witnesses saw the suspects running away and were able to provide officers with a description and their direction of travel. Based upon witness interviews, Officers were able to develop information to identify one of the suspects. The suspect, a fifteen-year-old male from San Rafael, was found at his home and arrested. Property stolen from the victim’s residence was located inside the suspect’s apartment. In addition, items stolen in a prior residential burglary in the Canal Neighborhood was located as well.

Through additional investigation, the identity of the second suspect was learned. Detectives attempted to find the second suspect, another fifteen-year-old male from San Rafael on Thursday night but he could not be located.

On Friday, March 9, 2018 at 8:57 A.M., Officers found the outstanding suspect at his home on Novato St. He was taken into custody. Both suspects were turned over to Marin County Juvenile Probation. Evidence is being examined to determine if these suspects are responsible for additional burglaries in the area.

Since Mid-December, 2017 the San Rafael Police Department has investigated more than a dozen residential burglaries in the Canal Neighborhood. Detectives and uniformed patrol officers have conducted both under-cover and high profile patrol operations in the neighborhood in an effort to apprehend and deter the burglars. Two of the detectives assigned to the burglary series were working their last shift in the Investigations Unit on Thursday. They were able to pair with the new detectives assigned to the case to bring these suspects to justice.


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Posted: March 09, 2018 5:57 PST by Sgt. Lisa Holton

Updated: March 09, 2018 6:00 PST by Alex Holm


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