Police Blotter: Chasing Suspects and Vanishing Relics

Crime from the San Rafael Police Department's logs from Feb. 7 to Feb. 12.

Officer Injured While Chasing Suspect

A police officer pulled his hamstring while pursuing a burglary suspect on foot after she took several items from the at 703 B St. on Sunday, Feb. 12.

At approximately 5:21 p.m. a 44-year-old local woman visited the 7-Eleven on two back-to-back occasions and stole a variety of items. When the clerks pointer her out to the officer, she fled. The officer followed her and fell, injuring his leg.

The suspect was located nearby, arrested and booked on burglary charges.

Failed Burglar Chased from Homes

Police arrested a 27-year-old suspected burglar on the 1000 block of Grand Avenue after two neighbors chased him from their homes Friday night.

At approximately  7:40 p.m., the suspect attempted to enter two homes with the intent to steal, but the residents found him and chased him out. He then ignored commands from a police officer before being arrested and booked on a felony burglary charge.

Suspect Enters Garage, Leaves with Bike

A man reported that an unknown suspect stole a bicycle from his garage on Knight Drive on Feb. 8.

Sometime between 8:50a.m. and 12:50p.m., the suspect entered the garage through a side door window. The bicycle was worth $1,000.

Man Finds Cars Vandalized

On Feb. 9, three cars were vandalized at a home on Trost Road.

The 42-year-old owner reported that all the cars were scratched down both sides, and writing and drawings were etched on the vehicles' hoods, trunks and roofs. The incident occurred between 7:50a.m. and 8:30a.m..

Vanishing Relic

Sometime after 2p.m. on Feb. 8, a relic disappeared from the altar of the chapel in St. Raphael's Church. The item was valued at $5,000.


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