San Marino Police officers arrested two suspects on Wednesday, June 1, following a high-speed pursuit that included a police helicopter.
On June 1 at 2:41 p.m., San Marino Police dispatch received a report of a possible burglary in progress in the 1700 block of Sharon Place. The witness stated he observed three suspects wearing masks exit his property. Officers arrived at the scene to set up a containment near this location after which officers conducted a search of the property and located a smashed rear window. There were no suspects located at the residence.
Concurrently, a vehicle was observed speeding from the area. Detectives attempted to conduct a traffic enforcement stop on the vehicle, but a pursuit ensued. The vehicle traveled through the city of San Gabriel, eventually running into a stop sign at the intersection of Roses Road and Segovia Avenue. The pursuing officers observed the driver flee on foot and the suspect was immediately taken into custody without incident. Officers believed additional suspects may have also fled the scene.
A resident in the 400 block of Segovia Avenue then received a surveillance camera notification of a subject in their rear yard. A containment was established using officers from the San Marino, Alhambra, South Pasadena and Pasadena police departments as well as the Pasadena Police Department’s K9 and helicopter units.
As a result of the search, an additional suspect was taken into custody. Both suspects in the alleged burglary were transported to the Pasadena jail and booked.
San Marino Police Chief John Incontro highlighted the role that technology played in the arrest.
“This emphasizes what we say about having an alarm system with cameras that work,” said Incontro. “The residents were able to send us a screenshot of the suspects while officers were actually driving to the crime scene. The second suspect we found was wearing those same clothes, and that will help when we file the case with the DA’s office.”
Incontro said his officers have noticed a recent increase in residential burglaries, and reprised his encouragement for residents to be on the lookout for suspicious vehicles.
“Burglars are working all over,” Incontro said. “But now because of cameras, we can share license plate information with other agencies.”
Incontro also said this case involves an ongoing investigation and encouraged anyone with information to contact the San Marino Police Department at (626) 300-0720. Information may also be provided as an anonymous tip via lacrimestoppers.com or (800) 222-8477.