SAN LEANDRO -- A burglary suspect was arrested Saturday evening after a homeowner found him inside the garage of his San Leandro home, police said.
About 10:48 p.m., officers responded to the 100 block of Oakes Blvd. after a resident reported finding a man in his garage, Lt. Jeff Tudor said. Officers arrived to find the resident fighting with the intruder as he reportedly tried to flee the garage.
Officers arrested Lapatrick Mack, 20, of Oakland on burglary charges and took him to jail.
"We would never encourage citizens to take action and put their safety at risk. That is a personal choice," Tudor said. "In this case, the brave actions of the victim allowed for us to make an arrest of a burglary suspect who was preying upon San Leandro neighborhoods."
Anyone with information about this case may contact Detective Sgt. Calcagno at 510-577-3238.
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