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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

For Immediate Release

Author: Sgt. J. Graham #494
Date: October 07, 2019 9:00 AM
Case Number: SR19-07454

Suspect Captured Committing Downtown Commercial Burglary

San Rafael, CA – On 10/7/2019, Christopher Allen Siegle, a 36-year-old Vallejo resident, was arrested by San Rafael Police Officers just after he walked away from a downtown business he had burglarized.

At 12:58 AM, an owner of a downtown business, located in the 800 block of Fourth Street, called the San Rafael Police Department to report that he was watching a suspect burglarize his store via surveillance cameras.  The owner provided the dispatcher with a very detailed description of the suspect. 

Within minutes, a responding officer located the suspect, later identified as Christopher Allen Siegle, walking away from the scene on Cijos Street.  The suspect matched the description given by the reporting party and was immediately detained. Siegle was preparing to get on a motorcycle when he was detained.  The officers attempted to identify Siegle however he presented a false driver’s license and verbally misidentified himself.

While attempting to identify Siegle, officers ran a DMV record check of the motorcycle and found that it had been reported as stolen out of San Francisco.

Officers watched the surveillance video from the burglary and confirmed that Siegle was the suspect.  Siegle was placed under arrest for commercial burglary and possession of the stolen motorcycle.

A search of Siegle’s belongings incident to the arrest located the stolen items from the business.  It was determined that Siegle had stolen just under $4,000 in property.

Further investigation revealed that Siegle had gone to the second-floor business and broke out a panel of sheetrock to force entry.  Siegle then crawled through the newly created hole and began stealing the property.

Siegle was arrested and booked into the Marin County Jail for commercial burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, fraudulent use of another person’s identification, possession of burglary tools, vandalism, and various other charges.

Once booked into the Marin County Jail, officers were able to positively identify Siegle and found that he was on Post Release Community Supervision (PRCS) out of Contra Costa County.

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Posted: October 07, 2019 12:07 PDT by Sgt. J. Graham #494

Updated: October 07, 2019 12:10 PDT by Alex Holm

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