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March 6, 2018 > Arrests made auto burglary cases

Arrests made auto burglary cases

Submitted By Geneva Bosques, Fremont PD

Two suspected auto burglars were recently arrested after intensive investigations that led Fremont Police Department detectives into various Bay Area jurisdictions. The first suspect, identified by police as Uriah Harris, 25, of San Francisco was reportedly involved in multiple auto burglaries at the Pacific Commons Shopping Plaza and surrounding businesses on January 19.

During their investigation, detectives identified Harris from video surveillance from various businesses. He also was seen on the video using credit cards taken during burglaries. After obtaining an arrest warrant for Harris, detectives found him in the Berkeley Hills on February 1 and worked with the East Bay Regional Parks Police Department to take him into custody. Harris was booked at Santa Rita Jail on multiple burglary, identify theft and unauthorized credit charges.

Meanwhile, police arrested another man in connection with the suspected burglary of three vehicles on January 22 during a funeral service in the 48000 block of Warm Springs Boulevard in Fremont. Shortly after the cars were reported burglarized, the suspect, identified by police as Ahmad Samuels, 38, of Fresno, allegedly used stolen credit cards to buy goods at a nearby Walmart store on Osgood Road and at a Target store at Pacific Commons shopping center.

Video surveillance from the stores helped detectives identify Samuels and issue an arrest warrant. Two weeks later, on Feb. 8, members of the Fremont Police DepartmentÕs Street Crimes Unit arrested Samuels at Newpark Mall in Newark. Samuels was booked on multiple counts of burglary, identify theft and the unauthorized use of credit cards.

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