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Published on November 25, 2023
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A San Mateo man's bid for a covert heist was thwarted after a skirmish that left two officers with injuries. Angel Figueroa Moscoso, a 25-year-old San Mateo resident, was arrested following a pursuit that involved him running from and resisting arrest by the San Mateo Police Department, according to a media release.

The incident transpired yesterday, when officers responded to a residence in the 3900 block of Casanova Drive after a male subject was caught on video attempting to pry open a side gate. The suspect, Moscoso, decided flight was better than fight, dashing away from the approaching boys in blue. The foot chase concluded on Martin Drive where agents of law managed to restrain a sparring Moscoso, in a drama that left a pair of officers with minor knee injuries.

As Moscoso was booked into the San Mateo County Jail on multiple charges including First Degree Burglary, the narrative of the suspect's past began to unravel. It emerged that he was on supervised county probation, a registered sex offender, and under the surveillance of an ankle monitor, according to the police department's official statement. Moscoso, who had intruded through the side garage into the kitchen of one home before his encounter with police, was physically unharmed, though transported to a hospital for medical clearance as a precaution.

The arrested man, faces charges of First Degree Burglary, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and probation violation.