Police Chase Burglary Suspect on Highway 101

San Rafael police officers pursued a burglary suspect on Highway 101, after he refused to yield to an officer's signal.

San Rafael police officers arrested a man on suspicion of burglarizing Autodesk around 2 a.m., according to Sgt. Michael Vergara.

A passer-by called police after noticing at least two hooded people inside the Autodesk building at McGinnis Parkway. When officers arrived, a dark colored sedan with four males inside was leaving the immediate area and officers were unable to locate it after it fled, according to Vergara.

Later this morning, a vehicle matching that description was spotted in the downtown San Rafael area. Police officers pursued the single driver on to Highway 101 after he refused to yield to officer’s signal. The suspect, identified as 37-year-old Oges Roberson, Jr. from Oakland, eventually crashed in the area of Club 101 on Francisco Boulevard West and was taken into custody.

During the chase, the driver turned in the wrong direction in an attempt to hit an on-coming police car. The officer collided with an embankment to avoid the driver, but was not harmed. The vehicle sustained minor damage, Vergara said.

Police officers found property from the Autodesk burglary in Roberson’s car, according to Vergara. Roberson was booked at Marin County Jail on charges of burglary, assault with a deadly weapon on a police officer and failure to stop for a police officer. His bail is set at $50,000.

San Rafael police are investigating a possible connection with the Autodesk burglary and a similar burglary two and half hours earlier. Around 11:35 p.m. on April 10, officers responded to a burglar alarm for a business near California Avenue.

Suspects broke the front glass door to gain entry and are believed to have stolen a laptop, Vergara said. A large glass window was smashed at the Autodesk burglary as well.

If you have any information about this crime, call the San Rafael police at 415-485-300 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

Sera Elizabeth May 16, 2011 at 09:12 PM
Wow.. What's with all the East Bay-ers, coming to Marin to rob us? Yikes...


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