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San Marino Police Nab Burglary, Theft Suspects

By Stacy Lee

San Marino police have apprehended one burglary suspect and several theft suspects in the past week.

Officers responded to a possible vehicle collision report on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 4:18 a.m. to the area of San Gabriel Boulevard and Lorain Road. When they arrived, they found a vehicle with moderate damage and began searching for the driver. Police found a suspect walking northbound on San Gabriel Boulevard. That suspect ran southbound on San Gabriel Boulevard when officers approached him, according to police. With help from San Gabriel police, San Marino officers set up a containment in the area of the 1300 block of San Gabriel Boulevard. SMPD then received a call from a San Gabriel Boulevard resident who claimed someone was in her backyard trying to open her backdoor. When officers responded, they found the suspect, identified by police as Max Ru, 23, of Arcadia, hiding in the bushes. Police said Ru smelled of alcohol and appeared to be intoxicated when he was taken into custody. Ru was transported to Alhambra Jail and charged with Attempted Burglary, Hit and Run, and Driving Under the Influence. Anyone with any further information should call Detective Gomez-Lara at 626-300-0728.

In another incident earlier Sunday at 12:53 a.m., a woman called San Marino police to report that two woman were in her parked vehicle in the 1300 block of Oxford Road. The victim confronted the suspects who then fled south on Oxford Drive in the direction of Huntington Drive. San Marino police searched the area, however, did not find the suspects. Approximately an hour later, a SMPD officer observed two women matching the description of the suspects on Huntington Drive at Del Mar Avenue. The suspects were picked up in the area by a black vehicle, which police discovered was stolen from Beverly Hills on Oct. 2. Police made a traffic stop and detained the three suspects. Dhmajh Tyler, 19, of Pasadena was charged with Stolen Vehicle. The two females Madeline Eaton, 18, of Pasadena and a 17-year-old juvenile were positively identified by the San Marino resident as being in her vehicle and both charged with Attempted Auto Theft. The suspects were transported to Alhambra Jail and the juvenile female was released to the custody of her parents. Anyone with additional information on these incidents should call Detective Garcia at 626-300-0728.

San Marino police are looking for the public’s help in identifying possible stolen items found during a traffic stop for a vehicle violation on Monday, Oct. 5 at 10:52 p.m. at San Gabriel Boulevard and Longden Road. Police said the driver Eric Neiman, 53, of Monrovia, told officers that he had a suspended driver’s license. Officers soon found from a records check that Neiman had a $15,000 warrant out of Pasadena for a driving violation and a $25,000 warrant from Moreno Valley for larceny. The vehicle’s passenger identified by police to be Martin Gallardo, 28, of Monrovia, was found to be in possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia as well as identification items such as passports, social security cards and California ID cards that did not belong to him. Both were taken to Alhambra Jail. Neiman was charged with having a suspended license, and his two outstanding warrants. Gallardo was charged with possession of a Controlled Substance, Drug Paraphernalia and Identity Theft.

The items found by police in the vehicle include a laptop computer, foreign currency, a guitar, brown leather jacket and a purse. Anyone who may own or know who owns this possible stolen property, or has further information on the matter should contact Detective Garcia at 626-300-0726.


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