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Published on May 21, 2024
Homeowner Wrestles Burglar in Daytime Marin County Heist, 2 Suspects Arrested, 1 At LargeSource: Google Street View

Marin County was rocked by a brazen daytime burglary, but a quick-acting homeowner managed to pin down one of the culprits until the cops swooped in. The Marin County Sheriff's Office reported that on May 20, around 12:05 p.m., a 9-1-1 call came through about a burglary gone south on Corona Avenue in Lagunitas. In a twist right out of a crime drama, the homeowner had wrangled one suspect while the other fled with a third accomplice waiting in a getaway car, a silver Ford Taurus.

While deputies were racing to the crime scene, a call about a silver Ford tearing up the road in San Anselmo hit the airwaves. Eight miles from the thief’s paradise of the initial break-in, Central Marin Police nailed the reckless driver on Terrace Avenue after a traffic stop. During the stop, the front passenger bolted, setting off a manhunt in the nearby neighborhoods. The driver didn't make a move and was arrested by the authorities.

The captured suspect, snagged originally by the homeowner, found themselves being checked out at a hospital after complaining of pain. Meanwhile, local law enforcement teamed up for a large-scale hunt that included the Central Marin Police Department, San Rafael Police Department, California State Parks, and Sonoma County Sheriff's Office air support. Despite their efforts, the slippery suspect remained at large.

Ultimately, the arm of the law caught up with two of the suspects involved in the heist. Shalaya Cherry, a 29-year-old from Marin City, and Clarissa Anderson, a 25-year-old transient of San Rafael, found themselves booked into the Marin County Jail. Charged with burglary and conspiracy to commit burglary, each with a bail set at $200,000. The investigation isn't over just yet, and the Sheriff's Office is calling on anyone with any info to dial 415-473-7265.