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June 3, 2014 > Citizens continue to help us fight crime

Citizens continue to help us fight crime

Submitted By Lt. Randall Brandt, San Leandro PD

Friday, May 23
At 8:50 p.m., San Leandro Police Officers were dispatched to the Radio Shack store located at 1359 Washington Ave. to investigate a strong-arm robbery that had just occurred. The suspect, identified as an African-American male in his 40s, tried to purchase an electronic item with counterfeit money. When the storeÕs clerk confronted the suspect about this, the suspect threatened to harm him, and fled the store with the stolen item.

The suspect was seen getting into a vehicle outside. The description was provided to police, and as officers responded, they saw the car exiting the parking lot onto Davis St. As the officer attempted to stop the vehicle to investigate, it sped off, beginning to lead the officer on a high-speed pursuit.

The car turned north onto San Leandro Blvd. and quickly accelerated. The officer lost sight of the vehicle and terminated the chase. Officers located the suspect vehicle a short time later, after it had collided with a building on San Leandro Blvd. at Apricot St., near the border of San Leandro and Oakland.

A female that had been ejected from the vehicle was located near the collision scene. San Leandro officers performed CPR, however, paramedics pronounced her dead at the scene. Investigators have not yet been able to determine whether she was the driver or passenger in the vehicle. Police are not releasing her identity at this time, pending notification of family members.

The male suspect was also ejected from the vehicle, and located near the collision. He was transported to a nearby hospital for medical treatment, where he is being held in police custody on suspicion of robbery and murder. The suspectÕs identity is not being released at this time, as this is a continuing investigation.

The Oakland Police DepartmentÕs Traffic Unit is conducting an investigation into the cause of the collision. No other details are available at this time.

Sunday, May 25
At approximately 9:45 a.m., a resident in the 400 block of W. Joaquin Avenue observed a suspicious subject walking through her neighborhood. The subject was walking up to random vehicles and trying to see if the they were unlocked. The suspect was able to get into one of the vehicles and he started to rummage through it. The citizen suspected she was witnessing a theft and she immediately reported her observations to our dispatch center. Officers responded to the scene and detained Kenneth Hartin of San Francisco. Hartin was arrested for burglary and possessing the victimÕs cellphone that he had stolen from the vehicle.

Tuesday, May 27
At approximately 5 a.m., an alert citizen noticed a suspicious person walking in the 100 block of Callan Avenue. The subject was seen looking into vehicles that did not belong to him. The citizen immediately reported their observations to our dispatch center and they relayed the information to our staff. Our patrol units successfully located and detained the suspect nearby. The officers determined the suspect was responsible for several automotive burglaries in the area and he possessed stolen property. The suspect Charles Fryer of Oakland was arrested for committing the burglaries and possessing stolen property.

At approximately 2:45 a.m., one of our patrol officers made a traffic enforcement stop on a vehicle in the area of Davis Street and San Leandro Boulevard. During the investigation, an illegal loaded firearm was discovered concealed underneath a floor mat. The passenger Jonathan Clay of Oakland was arrested for possessing the concealed firearm.

At approximately 1:30 a.m., a citizen saw two juveniles pushing a motorcycle in the area of San Leandro Boulevard and W. Broadmoor Boulevard. The citizen thought their actions were suspicious so they attempted to speak with the juveniles. Both juveniles ran off and the citizen immediately reported their observations to our dispatch center. Patrol units responded and detained both subjects nearby. Our investigation determined they were attempting to steal the motorcycle. Both Juveniles were arrested for auto theft.

Suspects arrested for committing residential burglary- On 05/26/14, approximately 8 AM, a residential burglary was reported in the 1900 of Dolly Avenue. Officers responded and started investigating the incident. Their investigation lead them to a neighborÕs (Brian Olivero) residence where the victimÕs stolen property was recovered. Brian Olivero (27, photo 3) and Cruz Reyes (19, photo 4) were both neighbors of the victim and they were determined to be responsible for the theft. They were arrested for committing the burglary and possessing the stolen property.

Please contact the San Leandro Police DepartmentÕs 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 88777. Anonymous web tips can be submitted from the Police DepartmentÕs website at

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