San Mateo suspect arrested in connection with burglaries

Bay City News
Saturday, June 18, 2016

SAN MATEO, Calif. -- Police in San Mateo on Thursday arrested a suspect in connection with a residential burglary after he was allegedly caught in the residence by the homeowner.

Vincent Frank Dimassimo, 28, of San Mateo, was arrested on suspicion of two felony counts of burglary and six counts of possession of stolen property.

On Thursday, officers with the San Mateo Police Department responded to the 1500 block of Roberta Drive on a report of an interrupted burglary, according to police.

The victim told police he had woken up and found an unknown man in his living room.

The suspect, later identified as Dimassimo, surrendered to the homeowner without incident and agreed to wait with him for police to arrive, police said.

Police took Dimassimo into custody when they arrived at the scene.

During the investigation, officers learned the residence was previously burglarized on Wednesday, and more than $9,000 in property, including $6,000 in commercial grade power tools and a flat screen

television, had been stolen from the home.

Police said it appears Dimassimo was the likely suspect in the Wednesday burglary and possibly returned to the residence to re-burglarize the home.

Detectives conducted a search of a nearby home where Dimassimo was believed to have stayed and recovered stolen property from the burglary and evidence linking him to several previous vehicle burglaries that occurred in April and May, according to police.