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Police Arrest Suspected Residential Burglar Who'd Eluded Them Since December

Shawn Buckley, 18, had been linked to burglaries in the San Marin neighborhood on Dec. 19 and had been sought ever since, police said.

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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Bubbasixpack February 08, 2013 at 03:23 AM
To .0 (must be your IQ), I caught the ending of your last post that you deleted, before you deleted it. It comes as an e-mail to all who post. It said "once again when he was attending that he was attending that delinquent scho in Hamilton." right after "man handled him". You just outed yourself as a classmate of this loser at Loser High. Maybe you'll be roommates in prison. Meanwhile, he'll be looking for a rematch when he makes bail.
NovatoGuy February 08, 2013 at 05:03 AM
.0 I don't like you or your criminal kind either. Who does? Maybe other criminals?
NovatoGuy February 08, 2013 at 05:05 PM
By the way, the IJ is reporting that his buddy, Cody Lawson is going to prison! Love it! Hoping Buckley will be going to prison too. :) Here is the article: http://www.marinij.com/novato/ci_22535900/novato-burglary-suspect-takes-second-plea-deal-this
Bubbasixpack February 08, 2013 at 05:50 PM
Great news! These continuation high schools keep pumping out prison bound dirtbags. Their sole purpose is to keep the other kids in the real schools safe. By the way- have you ever met a guy named Cody who finished high school?
NovatoGuy February 08, 2013 at 09:29 PM
@Bubbasixpack, yeah the only thing is I wish he was sentenced to more years. I wonder how much of his term he'll serve before parole What I don't get is why the DA's office would even want to plea bargain and let this guy off so easy. I have zero doubt that when this loser gets out, he'll do it again. And his buddy Buckley too. Both these guys seem like such scumbags.

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