A cellphone left during a burglary in San Mateo last week led police to the Walnut Creek man suspected of the crime Wednesday, police said. After investigating a home burglary in the 1500 block of Jasmine Street that occurred on May 27 at about 4 p.m., San Mateo police noticed a cellphone that had been left by the hurried burglar, police said.
Detectives were able to identify the phone’s owner as 34-year-old Jason Davis. Posing as Good Samaritans, detectives arranged to meet Davis’s friend, a woman who repeatedly text messaged his phone. Davis and the woman met the detectives in Pleasanton on Wednesday morning, police said.
When the detectives identified themselves, Davis tried to run away but police quickly stopped him. The jewelry and other items taken during the burglary could not be found, and detectives suspect that Davis sold or traded the property, police said. Davis was arrested on suspicion of burglary and was booked into San Mateo County Jail.
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