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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

Public Health Alert

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Dan Fink #447
Date: January 29, 2020 12:56 PM
Case Number: SR20-00463

Homeowner Shoots at Suspect During Attempted Burglary***SUSPECT NOW ARRESTED****


Homeowner Shoots at Suspect During Burglary

On January 17, 2020 at about 10:07am, the San Rafael Police Department (SRPD) received a 911 call from a homeowner in the 200 block of San Marino Drive in San Rafael.  The homeowner was reporting that someone was breaking a window to his residence and was trying to enter the residence.  SRPD units began to respond to the location. 

While SRPD Units were enroute to the residence, the homeowner reported that he fired shots from his firearm towards the back of the house in the area where the suspect was trying to break into the residence.  The homeowner did not know if he struck the suspect.  The suspect was not located at that time.

Detective Kevin MacDougald of the SRPD Investigations Unit was assigned this case.  He followed up on all leads which included a search for any video evidence, re-interviewed the victim, and re-interviewed witnesses who lived in the area.  Through his investigation, he learned that Jamal Jay Bseiso, a 60 year old male with no fixed address, was possibility the suspect in the burglary as well as other misdemeanor cases in the area involving vandalism and petty theft.  After being positively identified as the suspect in these cases, SRPD Detectives started searching known locations for the suspect.

On January 29, 2020 at about 9:30 am, SRPD Detectives located Bseiso’s vehicle in the 1300 Block of Hamilton Parkway in Novato.  Detectives located Bseiso in the area and arrested him.  Bseiso was booked at the Marin County Jail for Burglary and Burglary of an Occupied Dwelling.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call the San Rafael Police Department at 415.485.3000.  SRPD has access to interpreters if necessary and you may remain anonymous.  You may also leave information on our website http://www.srpd.org/tips.

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Posted: January 29, 2020 8:56 PST by Lt. Dan Fink #447

Updated: February 06, 2020 3:03 PST by Alex Holm


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