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May 21, 2013 > San Leandro Police Log

San Leandro Police Log

Submitted By San Leandro PD

May 14
At approximately 3:55PM, an undercover officer observed Luis Martinez of Oakland breaking into a vehicle at the San Leandro Library. As Martinez fled the area in his vehicle, San Leandro street crime units conducted a traffic stop on Martinez and located the stolen item inside his vehicle. Martinez was on parole for burglary and was in possession of "shaved keys" commonly used to steal or break into vehicles. Martinez was arrested for burglary, possession of burglary tools and for a parole violation.

Attempted Robbery: 400 block of Maud Ave. Arrested Suspects: 17 year old male, Oakland resident. Jose Avalos, San Francisco residence. Faustino Avila, Oakland resident.

At approximately 4 p.m., the victim and her two friends (San Leandro residents in their late teens early twenties) were walking in the 400 block of Maud Ave. The juvenile suspect approached the victim, grabbed her wrist and attempted to steal her iPod. A nearby citizen yelled at the suspect who fled on foot with a second suspect. Both suspects got into a silver, Ford 150 driven by a third suspect and fled the area at a high rate of speed. A SLPD undercover officer located the suspect vehicle in the area of 98th Ave in Oakland. The undercover officer observed one of the suspects get out of the vehicle and go into a business on International Blvd. The suspect vehicle was stopped on 98th and E Street in Oakland by marked SLPD units. Avalos and Avilla were inside of the vehicle at the time of the traffic stop. Undercover officers were able to detain the 17 year old juvenile suspect as he attempted to exit the business on International Blvd. The victim and witnesses to the incident were able to identify all three suspects.

At approximately 7:30 p.m., the 16 year old female suspect grabbed the victim's purse as she was leaving a business near 1700 E. 14th Ave. The victim and suspect engaged in a brief struggle and the victim was able to retain her purse. During the robbery attempt, Tyrisha Thompson acted as a "lookout." Both suspect fled on foot east bound Elsie Ave. A SLPD street crime unit observed Thompson in the 400 block of Elsie and she was detained without incident. The 16 year old female suspect attempted to flee on foot but was quickly apprehend by a SLPD undercover officer in the 200 block of Warren Ave. The victim positively identified both suspects.

Please contact the San Leandro Police Department's Criminal Investigations Division with any information regarding this case at 510-577-3230 or contact the Anonymous Tip Line at 510-577-3278.

Citizens can also send an anonymous tip to San Leandro Police Department by texting the word SLPD and their tip to 847411. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police Departments website at\

For crime prevention tips please go to the Police Department's website at or contact PSA Sandy Colwell at 510-577-3248.

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