Two suspects in a burglary at the construction site for the new San Pablo City Hall on Thursday was arrested with help from surveillance and license plate reader cameras that identified the vehicle involved, police said.
San Pablo police were dispatched to the construction site at 1000 Gateway Ave. in the morning on a report that a storage container had been broken into overnight and that all the tools inside were stolen.
Police had deployed surveillance cameras and Automated License Plate Reader (ALPR) cameras at the construction site and throughout the surrounding areas. After detectives combed through hours of surveillance video, the suspect vehicle was spotted.
“It wasn’t long until we had the name of our suspect, who is out on parole, and his addresses,” police said. “Investigators found the car, arrested the bad guy, and searched for the stolen tools.”
After working late into the night, detectives identified a second suspect and served a search warrant at his house in Richmond ,police said. The stolen tools were found. Both suspects were arrested.
“Our highly trained professional staff of officers are dedicated to serving our community and they have the latest in cutting edge technology at their fingertips to help them fight crime,” police said.
Ground broke on the new San Pablo City Hall project in May last year, and the project is expected to be completed in the fall. The state-of-the-art, 42,000 square foot City Hall will have consolidated space for city employees, including the San Pablo Economic Development Corporation, a larger council chambers, a new Maple Hall, new Madeira Room and newer city facilities to increase resident engagement and city services.