Police Nab Burglary Suspects With Help From Other Cities

Two men arrested in connection with a San Marino burglary last week have bonded out of jail and await their next court appearance, according to San Marino police.
The two suspects, one a 24-year-old Los Angeles man and the other a 24-year-old Lakewood man, face potential charges of burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools, according to the San Marino Police Department. They were arrested on Thursday, Nov. 29, after evading officers for hours after being reported to SMPD.
According to a news release, a resident in the 1800 block of Alpine Drive reported the two men to SMPD at around 9 o’clock that morning after seeing them
run up the driveway of a neighboring home and scale the gate into the backyard. The caller said the men were wearing hoodies that covered their faces and added that the resident whose yard they’d run into was not home at the time. The men had arrived in a black Lexus they had parked on the street in front of the home.
Officers were at the scene within three minutes, according to the release, and set up containment with assistance from officers with the South Pasadena, Alhambra and San Gabriel police departments. A helicopter from the Pasadena Police Department also flew in to assist in locating the suspects.
Officers using K-9 units ultimately located the suspects following a yard-to-yard search in the area and arrested them. SMPD Sgt. Robert Matthews said it took a few hours for officers to locate the suspects.
The San Marino Unified School District said in a statement that it did not lock down nearby Huntington Middle School and Valentine Elementary School after being briefed on the situation by Police Chief John Incontro. Matthews added that the containment had been set up quickly enough and that there were no threats posed to the nearby schools.
Those with additional information are urged to contact Detective Naved Qureshi with the SMPD at (626) 300-0728 or at nqureshi@smpd.us.

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