A tip from a watchful citizen led San Ramon police to two suspected burglars Thursday – and the recovery of a stolen car and other items allegedly taken during burglaries earlier in the day.
Investigators said the incident was first reported at 7:53 a.m. in the area of Marble Canyon Place in San Ramon. An officer investigating a possible auto burglary in the area was approached by a resident who described seeing two men abruptly leaving the neighborhood on foot. Police said it appeared the suspects had been startled by the resident and possibly left the vehicle they arrived in behind in their haste to leave the area. A short distance away from where the theft occurred, an officer found the vehicle abandoned, parked in front of a residence. Inside, the officer found property that had been taken during the initial theft. Further investigation revealed that the vehicle was stolen from Livermore earlier, but had not yet been reported to police.
Additional officers were summoned and were able to locate both subjects on Crow Canyon Road near Camino Ramon. Both suspects were in possession of additional property from the initial burglary call, according to police, as well as property taken from a residential burglary earlier in the morning in the City of San Ramon.
Both men, 29-year-old Derick A. Lewis of Livermore, and 31-year-old Daniel McGlaughlin, described as a transient with no known address, were arrested for several charges, as well as arrest warrants from Alameda County. Both were booked at the Main Detention Facility in Martinez. Detectives are currently investigating their connection to other burglaries in the area.
San Ramon Police credited the resident who came forward with information about the pair with their capture. They encouraged residents to continue to call us about suspicious activity or suspicious subjects in their neighborhoods.