Police in Pacifica said they arrested a man on Wednesday suspected
of a string of auto burglaries throughout the city.
The suspect, 31-year-old Jose Herrera of Antioch, is also
suspected of auto theft and drug possession, according to Pacifica police.
At about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday, police responded to a call about an
auto burglary in progress in the 200 block of Winwood Avenue. Upon arrival,
police observed the suspect taking property from a vehicle, and placing it in
another vehicle that was parked in the middle of Winwood Avenue. Police
determined that that vehicle had been reported stolen in San Francisco.
When the suspect saw the officers, he fled on foot, running west
on Winwood Avenue. Officers gave chase and took Herrera into custody without
incident, police said.
During an interview with officers, Herrera allegedly admitted to
burglarizing other vehicles in Pacifica.
Herrera was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of
burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of methamphetamine,
possession of drug paraphernalia, and delaying or obstructing an officer.
Police said investigators might be able to match victims of
burglary or theft with recovered property.
To report a theft or burglary,
call Detective Glasgo at (650) 738-7314.