SAN MATEO (CBS SF) — Two people were arrested last week in connection with an attempted home invasion and attempted murder in San Mateo, according to police.
The San Mateo Police said officers were dispatched around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday to Green Oak Court following reports of a male prowler breaking into a home.
Police said the victim remained on the line with dispatch as police responded to the area and reported that the suspect, 22-year-old Saliq Calloway of San Bruno, had allegedly broken into a side gate and then tried to force entry.
According to police, officers arrived and immediately encountered another suspect, 31-year-old Maria King of San Bruno, suspiciously rummaging through a nearby vehicle.
Police said a K9 officer approached King on foot to investigate, and asked her to stop. King ignored the officers’ orders and fled the scene, running to a nearby vehicle.
According to police, King started the vehicle as the officer approached the front driver side fender with his K9 and accelerated towards them.
In an attempt to stop King, and in defense of his life and the life of his K9 partner, police said the officer was forced to discharge his firearm at the vehicle.
King narrowly avoided the officer and the K9 and continued to flee before police blocked her escape route with SMPD patrol vehicles.
Police said King surrendered without further incident, and neither she nor the officer or K9 were injured.
With additional help from investigators from the San Bruno Police Department, SMPD detectives were able to locate Thursday morning and arrest Calloway for his alleged connection with the initial break in.
Police said King was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, burglary, conspiracy, driving on a suspended license, under the influence of narcotics, resisting arrest and petty theft.
Calloway was arrested on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and two outstanding arrest warrant for narcotics.
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