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Dublin police arrest man accused of residential burglaries

 

Dublin police recently arrested a man in connection with several residential burglaries in the Wallis Ranch area, according to a department spokesman.

Officers responded to Oak Knoll Drive around 6 a.m. Nov. 24 on a report that someone broke into an unlocked vehicle and stole personal property, Dublin police Lt. Victor Fox said.

That resident reported several neighbors had garage doors open, and subsequent investigation determined the same suspect walked through the neighborhood and stole property from several other unlocked vehicles, Fox said. The suspect also stole property from inside three garages by gaining access via garage-door openers in the vehicles.

Fox said several thousand dollars worth of items were stolen from five residents in all.

While searching the area, officers found a green GMC pickup likely associated with the break-ins, but the driver sped away when officers tried to stop the truck, according to Fox. Officers aborted their pursuit of the truck on Tassajara Road for safety reasons.

The truck was soon found abandoned in a parking garage on Maguire Way in Dublin, and inside were numerous items from the Oak Knoll Drive burglaries, according to Fox.

Further investigation led to police identifying the 25-year-old suspect, who was located in Castro Valley on Nov. 28 and arrested on suspicion of felony burglary, possession of stolen property, grand theft and felony evasion, according to Fox.

The man's name is being withheld in accordance with Embarcadero Media's policy on identifying arrestees before prosecutors file formal charges.

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