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San Leandro police arrested an Oakland man on suspicion of burglary after alert residents spotted him coming out of a back yard on Bancroft Avenue. The citizen contacted police around 4 p.m. today to report seeing a suspicious male coming out of a back yard on the 700 block fo Bancroft Avenue, Lt. Rick DeCosta said. When the woman and her boyfriend confronted the man, he ran north on Bancroft toward Dutton Avenue.
The woman called police while the boyfriend followed the suspect, DeCosta said. Officers searched the area and located the suspect as he was jumping fences into neighboring yards. The citizen who called police was able to make a positive identification. A search of the home the suspect was seen coming from located a broken rear window, and evidence that items inside the window had been disturbed, as if someone entered.
A neighbor also said she had heard the sound of glass breaking shortly before they arrived, DeCosta said. Police arrested Terrell Sanders, 18, on suspicion of burglary and resisting arrest. Police had also been called to 500 Glen Drive, around two blocks away, earlier in the same day, regarding a residential burglary in which a rear window was broken with a brick, DeCosta said.
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