REDWOOD CITY -- A Belmont man was arrested on burglary and fraud charges after deputies caught him trying to cash a fraudulent check and later found items linking him to several Peninsula burglaries, authorities said.

Kevin Michael Dolf, 34, was arrested about 11:09 a.m. Wednesday at the Jack in the Box at 46 Fifth Avenue in unincorporated Redwood City, sheriff's spokeswoman Rebecca Rosenblatt said. Deputies had chased the man to the fast-food restaurant from nearby Chavez Supermarket, where a store clerk said the suspect had tried to cash a fraudulent check.

A search of Dolf's car uncovered multiple items that had been reported stolen in a string of residential burglaries, including break-ins in Atherton, Menlo Park and other unincorporated areas in the sheriff's jurisdiction, Rosenblatt said. After notifying outside police agencies, investigators discovered a Menlo Park home had been burglarized just an hour before the check fraud incident.

According to Rosenblatt, Menlo Park officers responded about 10:05 a.m. to reports of a residential burglary in the 2400 block of Sharon Oak Drive. Investigators said the burglar snatched multiple items from an unlocked vehicle after entering through an open garage, then walked inside the victim's house and took more items.


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Dolf was booked into San Mateo County jail on charges of residential burglary, check fraud and resisting arrest, Rosenblatt said.

Anyone with additional information about incidents within the sheriff's office jurisdiction is asked to contact Detective Lisandro Lopez at 650-363-4055 or lxlopez@smcgov.org. Anyone with information related to the Menlo Park burglary may contact police spokeswoman Nicole Acker at 650-330-6325.

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