Alert Belmont Resident Helps Police Nab Thief

The resident reported seeing a man inside a neighbor's parked car.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in Belmont early Wednesday morning
on suspicion of attempted theft and possession of stolen property after an
alert woman reported seeing him inside her neighbor's parked car, police

Officers responded around 4:05 a.m. to the 1500 block of Sunnyslope Avenue where the neighbor had reported the suspicious incident.

A short time later, officers detained a man near the intersection of Sunnyslope Avenue and Lane Street and identified him as Richard Heinz, 32,
of San Mateo, police said.

Investigators believe Heinz entered three unlocked cars in the 1500 block of Sunnyslope Avenue and may be linked to another theft from an unlocked car in the 900 block of Ruth Avenue earlier in the morning, according to police.

--Bay City News


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belmont mom November 02, 2012 at 06:18 AM
So, after all the thefts in this area, why are people still leaving their cars unlocked??
Bob November 02, 2012 at 04:34 PM
The reason some do is because replacing a window or a convertible top is more trouble and costly than a few gadgets. The biggest safety issue is those that leave doors unlocked and the garage door opener feature set up in the car.
Long Time San Carlos Resident November 02, 2012 at 05:06 PM
I agree Bob, I have a convertible and I ensure there in nothing of value and leave it unlocked when in the driveway. I'd rather have some punk rifle through the glove box and realize there is nothing there than slice a $3,000 top to come to the same conclusion.


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