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News - August 27, 2014

Man suspected of burglary in Sharon Heights is arrested

After a brief chase, deputies with the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office captured and arrested a 34-year-old Belmont man on Aug. 20 in connection with a number of burglaries, including in Atherton and one in Menlo Park the same day.

Kevin Michael Dolf is in custody on $75,000 bail and is facing charges of burglary, check fraud and resisting arrest. He was arrested in North Fair Oaks in the vicinity of 5th Avenue and El Camino Real. No one was injured in the incident.

A search of Mr. Dolf's vehicle turned up items "thought to be related" to recent residential burglaries, including in Atherton and Menlo Park, and deputies notified those police departments.

The incident began at about 11:10 a.m. on Aug. 20, deputies said, with a call to Sheriff's Office dispatchers from someone at Chavez Supermarket on 5th Avenue reporting that a man identified as Kevin Michael Dolf had attempted to cash a bad check.

Deputies arrived and spotted Mr. Dolf, who then fled west on foot toward the Jack in the Box restaurant at the corner of 5th Avenue and El Camino Real. He was caught there and arrested, deputies said.

Meanwhile, police in Menlo Park were investigating a residential burglary that had been reported at about 10 a.m. that day on Sharon Oaks Drive in Sharon Heights. In that case, the burglar had entered through an open garage door and had stolen several items from an unlocked vehicle in the garage.

The burglar then entered the home through an unlocked door in the garage and stole more items before fleeing, deputies said.

Mr. Dolf's arrest led to Menlo Park police recovering "the majority" of the property from the Sharon Oaks burglary, deputies said.

Deputies ask anyone with information on this incident to contact Sheriff's Office Detective Lisandro Lopez at 650-363-4055 or, via email, at lxlopez@smcgov.org.

The anonymous tip line is 1-800-547-2700.

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