Photo: San Mateo PD
Originally published 12-18-20 via Facebook
by the San Mateo Police Department:
“San Mateo, CA – On Friday, December 18, 2020, at 4:19 a.m., San Mateo Police Department officers arrested a burglary suspect after they were called to a residential burglary in the unit block of Emerald Court.
The resident called police after hearing her residential alarm sound in the early morning hours. Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect had entered through an unlocked side garage door to steal items from inside the garage.
Minutes later, officers located an occupied vehicle in the same area driving with its lights off. An enforcement stop of the vehicle netted the burglary suspect and the stolen property recovered.
The suspect was transported to San Mateo County Jail and booked on theft charges.
This case proves the benefits of having an alarm system. As officers continue this investigation, we ask our community to safeguard your home with these tips:
Talk with your neighbors – We have one of the most active neighborhood watch programs in the county. Join your neighbors in addressing neighborhood issues.
Lock all doors and windows – Remind your family to check windows and doors.
Light it up – Ensure bright lights are on around your entire home.
Install an alarm system – Alarms deter crime, protect valuables, and promote your personal safety, in addition to several other benefits.
Invest in Cameras – We are encouraging our community to utilize security cameras. They are especially helpful in identifying suspicious activity in neighborhoods when cameras are street facing.
Our officers regularly canvass for surveillance and you can help us by notifying SMPD cameras are in your neighborhood at www.cityofsanmateo.org/NEST.
Jessica Nocole Rodriguez, 25-year-old resident of San Francisco
Charges: First degree burglary (460(a) PC), petty theft (488 PC), and theft of mail (18.1708 U.S.)”