Suspect in Millbrae auto burglary, assault arrested

A man suspected of breaking into a car and then trying to ram the victim with another car in Millbrae was arrested last week by San Mateo County sheriff’s deputies.

Keoni Fernandezees, 21, of Millbrae, was taken into custody Friday on suspicion of attempted auto burglary and assault with a deadly weapon, according to the sheriff’s office.

Fernandezees is suspected of breaking the window of a car in the parking lot of the In-N-Out restaurant at 11 Rollins Road in Millbrae at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

When he was confronted by the car’s owner, Fernandezees allegedly got into a black Acura TL, revved the engine and drove directly at the victim, hitting his leg. He then drove away before he could be apprehended, according to the sheriff’s office.

The 23-year-old victim was only slightly hurt and did not require medical treatment.

A sheriff’s deputy recognized Fernandezees from the victim’s description and was able to track him to the 200 block of Paramount Avenue in Millbrae, where a crime-suppression team made the arrest at about 3:40 p.m. Friday. He was booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility and his bail was set at $25,000.

Sheriff’s deputies are still searching for the early-model four-door Acura TL, which has a white paper license plate on the rear end.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Pat Carey at (650) 259-2321 or pcarey@smcgov.org. Anonymous tips can be given by calling (800) 547-2700.

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