Three East Bay men, spotted near the scene of a Lakewood Circle burglary in San Mateo, led police on a high-speed chase through three cities yesterday morning before they were finally apprehended in Belmont.
Police say a handgun was also recovered from the scene but no shots were fired.
The pursuit ended in a cul-de-sac on Rinconada Circle in the hills of Belmont near Fox Elementary School but the suspects took off on foot before finally being taken down by responding police from San Mateo, Belmont and the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office.
One suspect was apprehended several blocks away on Hallmark Drive from where the suspects ditched their gold Hyundai Santa Fe after crashing into a police car. One officer suffered minor injuries in the incident and was transported to a local hospital.
Both Fox and the Ralston Middle School were locked down for about 20 minutes before noon while police secured the scene. During the foot chase through the wooded neighborhood, police considered calling in a police helicopter to help in the search before all three suspects were finally detained.
The men were identified as Dolton Tubby, 21, Jorge Nervaez, 22, and Marquise Weaver, 20. All are Oakland residents. Tubby was booked for conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, felony fleeing from police, resisting arrest, a parole violation, multiple charges of being an armed and violent felon and brandishing a handgun at an officer. Nervaez was booked for conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property, felony fleeing from police, resisting arrest and being a driver allowing a passenger to carry a loaded firearm. Weaver was booked for conspiracy, burglary, possession of stolen property and resisting arrest, according to San Mateo police.
Police credit an alert resident for helping to track down and arrest the three home burglary suspects.
San Mateo police responded to a report of the sound of a front door breaking on the first block of Lakewood Circle after 10:20 a.m., San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris wrote in a statement.
Officers quickly arrived at the scene and, with the help of witness accounts, began a lookout for a gold, four-door car with a dark gray trim fleeing the area.
Police located the car on Highway 101 and pursued it off the highway and onto Holly Street in San Carlos, Norris wrote in the statement.
After evading police again, the car was spotted by Belmont police in the area of El Camino Real and Ralston Avenue.
Belmont police then pursued the car through the hills and onto Rinconada Court.
The men, one with a handgun, exited the car and fled the area, Norris wrote.
Calls from local residents helped police track the suspects and all three were safely taken into custody a short time later, Norris wrote.
Anyone with information about the burglary is asked to call San Mateo police at (650) 522-7700 or (650) 522-7650, anonymously at (650) 522-7676 or via text to (650) 262-3473
(650) 344-5200 ext. 106