A Novato man was arrested Saturday in connection with three burglaries that occurred in December after he was recognized by an off-duty officer, according to police.
Novato resident Shawn Buckley, 18, had been linked to burglaries in the San Marin neighborhood on Dec. 19 and had been sought by police ever since, according to Novato Police Sgt. Mike Howard. His alleged cohort, Cody Lawson, 20, of Novato was arrested a few hours after the first call in December about a home break-in on San Luis Way.
The burglaries were reported around 10:45 p.m. on Dec. 19, 2012, when a caller reported a burglary in the 200 block of San Luis Way, according to police.
Two subjects were seen fleeing the area and Lawson was eventually caught and arrested as police and other law enforcement officers swarmed the San Marin area. Buckley escaped capture.
Investigators determined that two other homes in the area had also been burglarized, and Lawson and Buckley were linked to all three, police said.
Buckley was spotted by an off-duty police officer near Costco at 300 Vintage Way at about 1:20 p.m. Saturday. He was arrested by patrol officers on suspicion of felony burglary and booked into Marin County Jail.
Buckley, who was arrested in May 2012 on suspicion of robbery and resisting arrest, remains in custody on $100,000 bail.
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