Menlo Park Teen Nabbed by Belmont Police Now Linked to Other Peninsula Crimes

By Bay City News: 

San Mateo police on Tuesday announced the arrests of two suspects in connection with a number of recent burglaries in the city. 

 In the most recent case, a 48-year-old man was arrested while allegedly committing a residential burglary early Saturday morning, San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said. 

 Residents in the 300 block of West Bellevue Avenue called police just after 5 a.m. to report that an unknown person was inside their garage, according to Norris. 

 Responding officers spotted the suspect, later identified as Vincent Joiner of San Mateo, fleeing the scene in a black ski mask, Norris said. 

 Officers pursued Joiner on foot as he jumped fences in an attempt to escape, but Joiner was arrested in a yard a few houses away. Evidence at the scene reportedly linked Joiner to the garage where the crime had occurred. 

 Joiner was booked into San Mateo County Jail on suspicion of burglary of an inhabited dwelling, possession of stolen property, and resisting/obstructing officers. 

 In the other case, police last week arrested 18-year-old Pedro Mendoza of Menlo Park in connection with three burglaries in San Mateo. 

 Belmont police made a traffic stop on Mendoza on Thursday, and arrested him on suspicion of possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools and other charges, according to Norris. 

 Property in Mendoza's possession allegedly linked him to San Mateo crimes, and after officers searched Mendoza's vehicle and residence they linked him to burglaries in the Parkside area of San Mateo. Mendoza was additionally booked into jail on suspicion of three counts of residential burglary.

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Phillip Bailey February 06, 2014 at 03:10 PM
Can somebody tell me why when you click on this editors name her profile from Beaumont-Banning comes up? I thought this was a Belmont site and that her tablet had auto-corrected Belmont into Beaumont. WTF is going on with Patch editiors locally? Renee Schiavone I come to Patch with a love for journalism and local news and I am thrilled to get to report in and about the community in which I live. Prior to joining Patch, I worked for four years at KPSP-TV, the CBS News affiliate in the Coachella Valley. While there, I was able to report online and on air, produce television newscasts and manage nearly all the digital content put out by the station, including the website, social media and mobile efforts. I am a Southern California native, having grown up in the city of Riverside, where much of my family still lives. After high school, I attended Seton Hall University-- all the way in South Orange, NJ; about a half hour outside New York City. Upon graduating with honors with a degree in journalism, I moved back to the west coast to begin my career in the much more agreeable SoCal climate (I had no idea how spoiled we are here until I lived in the northeast!). I moved to Beaumont in 2009 with my husband Ed, where we live with our two cats and dog. We're also excited to have recently welcomed the birth of our first child, Emmaline. I am very excited to be working for Patch, helping to cover stories in a variety of communities in California. Please feel free to send me any and all story ideas that you have and I will do everything I can to get information for you. Thank you for visiting Patch!


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