Auto Theft Suspect Nabbed in Pacifica After Brief Chase

The man is also suspected of drug possession charges.

By Bay City News Service:

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.


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