San Leandro PD Arrests 2 Men in Fight Against Soaring Vehicle Burglaries
Photo: 15555 Hesperian Boulevard
SAN LEANDRO — Police are increasing patrols and undercover surveillance in response to soaring numbers of vehicle burglaries. One such crime suppression unit arrested two men suspected of stealing personal property worth thousands of dollars.
Like cities throughout the San Francisco Bay area, San Leandro is experiencing massive increases in vehicle burglaries. More than 1,300 automotive burglaries have been reported in San Leandro alone this year, a 46 percent increase compared to 2018.
San Leandro police said in a prepared statement: “Our detectives are in routine contact with other law enforcement agencies to share information and crime fighting strategies.”
One particularly hot spot is the Walmart parking lot located at 15555 Hesperian Boulevard in San Leandro. On October 23, detectives monitoring this area observed two men peering inside parked cars.
When officers attempted to detain both men they fled by car. Police pursued and finally stopped them on 98th Avenue in Oakland. Then the suspects exited the car and started running.
One suspect was apprehended almost immediately. The second suspect was caught hiding in a backyard on Caswell Street, with assistance from an Oakland PD helicopter.
The vehicle used by the suspects was searched and property stolen from two cars was found. The same two men are suspected of previously stealing $7,000 worth of personal property from just the Walmart parking lot.
Both suspects were arrested and booked into Santa Rita Jail. Oakland resident Randall Turner, 24, remains in custody in lieu of $180,000 bond. However, his companion Fayshaun H. Segi, 18 of San Francisco is no longer in custody.
Turner faces charges for second-degree burglary, possession of stolen property and possession of burglary tools. In addition, Turner is charged with prowling and evading police.
Segi faces charges for second-degree burglary, receiving stolen property, possession of burglary tools, and prowling.