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San Rafael Police Department

Public Health Alert

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: April 03, 2019 10:55 AM
Case Number: SR19-01422

One Suspect Arrested for Armed Residential Burglary; One Suspect Outstanding

On February 25, 2019 a residence on Blossom Drive in San Rafael was burglarized and multiple items from the residence were taken in the burglary.  The initial investigation was conducted and it was determined that there were surveillance cameras inside the residence.  The video showed two subjects, a male and female, burglarizing the residence and the male was armed with what appeared to be handgun


Detective James Dooley of the San Rafael Police Department Investigations Unit was assigned as the case agent.  Through his investigation, he identified the male in the video as James Pizzagrani, a 33 year old resident of El Cerrito.  Pizzagrani was considered armed and dangerous and a wanted flyer to all Bay Area police agencies was distributed.


On April 2, 2019, Detective Dooley learned that Pizzagrani was possibly at a hotel in Richmond, Ca.  Detectives from the San Rafael Police Department, the Marin County Major Crimes Task Force, and Officers from the Richmond Police Department, responded to the area of Canal Blvd. and Cutting Blvd., in Richmond. 


Pizzagrani was seen leaving a hotel room and he got into a white car in the parking lot.  Officers got behind the vehicle in an attempt to apprehend Pizzagrani.  Seeing a police car behind him, Pizzagrani put the car in reverse, collided with a marked police unit, and attempted to flee the area.  He was unable to get out of the parking lot and collided with a wall at the hotel.  Pizzagrani was taken into custody and booked at the Marin County Jail.


The second subject in the video of the burglary has been identified as Morgan Baugh, a 28 year old resident of San Rafael.  Baugh’s location is unknown at this time.  She is wanted for armed residential burglary and is considered armed and dangerous.  If you see Baugh, please call 911 and do not approach her (picture below).

Anyone with information about this crime is asked to call San Rafael Police at (415) 485-3000. Tips can also be made online at http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: April 03, 2019 1:55 PDT by Lt. Dan Fink

Updated: April 03, 2019 1:58 PDT by Dan Fink


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