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San Rafael Police Department

San Rafael Police Department

Public Health Alert

For Immediate Release

Author: Lt. Lisa Holton
Date: February 12, 2020 6:37 PM
Case Number: SR20-01175

Man Arrested Following Downtown Auto Burglary

On Wednesday February 12, 2020, at approximately 8:23 a.m. a witness called the San Rafael Police Department after seeing a man reaching into a parked vehicle through a broken window. When the suspect saw the witness looking at him, he removed his hand and walked away from the vehicle. Street. The witness, believing they had witnessed an auto burglary, provided police dispatch with a description of the suspect. The suspect was last seen jumping a fence on Fifth Avenue near A Street. 

A responding officer saw a person that matched the description provided by the witness. Officer Ed Chiu detained the man, later identified as twenty-five-year-old Joseph Douglas Jones, of Novato in connection with the theft investigation. The owner of the vehicle was located. It was determined that Jones was in possession of property that had been stolen from the parked vehicle as well as a window punch.

Jones was arrested and booked at the Marin County Jail for Auto Burglary and possession of burglary tools. 

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: February 13, 2020 2:37 PST by A. Holm #517

Updated: February 13, 2020 2:39 PST by Alex Holm


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