Unattended Child Found Safe, Suspected Car Thief in Jail

Unattended Child Found Safe, Suspected Car Thief in Jail

Jason Silva

SAN LEANDRO – A 4-year-old boy was found safe by police, who arrested a man accused of stealing a car left with the engine running, with the boy sitting inside unattended on Tuesday morning.

The car was parked in a driveway located on the 200 block of Cherrywood Avenue, when the mother took her other 2-year-old inside a day care center. Upon her return, she saw a man in her SUV backing up, prompting her to run in front of the vehicle, attempting to stop him.

The mother was struck by her own vehicle, but not injured and she quickly phoned police to report the incident, who said nearby surveillance video collaborated her story.

Police located her SUV within 15 minutes parked on 107th Avenue, near International Boulevard in Oakland, with her boy sitting inside alone. The child and mother were quickly reunited.

Acting on information from neighbors, including video surveillance from nearby homes, police located and arrested a suspect about four hours later in Oakland, while he walking along the 10400 block of Graffian Street.

Jason M. Silva, 44, of San Leandro, was arrested at 11:20 a.m. on January 10, booked at Santa Rita Rail, where he’s being held for $230,000 bail; charged with kidnapping, carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon, and violating probation. His arraignment is scheduled for January 12 at the Hayward Hall of Justice.

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