An early morning burglary that took place in the 2700 block of Cumberland Road has delayed the start of the day at San Marino High School and other local educational institutions.
The San Marino Police Department responded shortly after 7:00 a.m. to a call from a Cumberland Road resident who spotted four males in the back yard of a neighbor’s home. The suspects immediately fled, two on foot and one in a vehicle while a fourth was taken into custody, according to Police Chief John Incontro. The suspect in the car crashed the vehicle on San Gabriel Blvd. and is still at large. Officers from multiple agencies are on site and a K9 search for the three remaining suspects has been initiated in the area of Huntington Drive, Palomar Road and Cumberland Road, according to Incontro.
Students had already arrived for San Marino High School’s Zero Period, which is in session from 7:00 a.m. until 7:50 a.m. Those students have sheltered in place, according to a school official.
All schools in the area were immediately notified of the situation due to their proximity to the crime scene and search area. A starting time for San Marino High School has not yet been determined, according to San Marino High School Principal Dr. Issaic Gates, who said students and staff are safe on campus. Superintendent Dr. Jeff Wilson, other administrators and cabinet members are also on site at SMHS this morning.