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San Mateo, CA Police Department
Wednesday January 23rd, 2019 :: 06:08 p.m. PST

Advisory

SMPD arrest three and recover a loaded gun at CVS Pharmacy

Reports of prescription fraud led San Mateo Police officers on a foot pursuit where they found a suspect hiding on a rooftop. Investigation resulted in the arrest of two men and a woman on multiple charges including conspiracy, prescription fraud, commercial burglary, and possession of a loaded gun.
 
On Tuesday, January 22, 2019, at 3:40 p.m., San Mateo Police officers responded to CVS Pharmacy at 4242 S El Camino Real regarding Aileen Su waiting inside the pharmacy with a fraudulent prescription for a large amount of codeine. The caller gave a detailed description of Su and officers contacted her in the parking lot as she was walking away from CVS Pharmacy. As the initial officers arrived on scene, they saw Su walking toward a gray 4-door Nissan, where Jordon Rush was seated in the driver seat and Eliot Rodriguez in the back seat. Officers were unaware at that time the suspects were inches away from a concealed loaded handgun in the vehicle.
 
Officers learned Rush and Rodriguez were associated with Su and attempted to detain them for questioning. Rush and Rodriguez were reluctant to show the officers their hands inside the car when ordered to do so several times. Rodriguez, having multiple felony warrants for his arrest, leapt from the back seat and led officers on a foot pursuit through CVS Pharmacy’s parking lot toward a nearby building. Several witnesses helped officers by pointing in the direction of where Rodriguez fled; leading officers to set up a perimeter around Menlo Church at 4150 Piccadilly Lane.
 
Officers found Rodriguez hiding on the rooftop of Menlo Church and arrested him without further incident. Thanks to our partners at San Mateo Consolidated Fire Department, Rodriguez could safely come down a fire truck ladder for his transportation to jail.
 
The Nissan was subsequently searched by officers and they found multiple fraudulent prescription forms, narcotics, and a loaded gun. Aileen Su, Jordon Rush, and Eliot Rodriguez were arrested and transported to San Mateo County Jail on multiple charges.
 
The San Mateo Police Department understands that drug addiction leads to crimes similar to the case mentioned here, increased property crime, and violent crimes. If you know someone suffering from substance abuse and need resources, our phenomenal partners at Star Vista San Mateo County are ready to talk 24/7 on their crisis hotline at 650-579-0350 or visit https://goo.gl/AtQVxG. For more than 50 years, Star Vista has helped people throughout San Mateo County navigate life’s challenges. Their counseling, crisis prevention, youth housing, parent support, and early childhood programs help tens of thousands of people in our community each year.
 
 
 

 
ARRESTED
 
Aileen Su 20-year-old from San Francisco
Booking Charges: Carry loaded firearm in a public place, carry a loaded firearm when prohibited, second degree burglary, forgery, identity theft, conspiracy to commit crime, forge narcotic prescription, obtain controlled substance by fraud, counterfeit prescription blanks, counterfeit a controlled substance prescription, knowingly possess a counterfeited controlled substance prescription, and forge prescriptions.
 
Jordon Rush 20-year-old from San Francisco
Booking Charges: Carry loaded firearm in a public place, carry a loaded firearm when prohibited, second degree burglary, forgery, identity theft, conspiracy to commit crime, forge narcotic prescription, obtain controlled substance by fraud, counterfeit prescription blanks, counterfeit a controlled substance prescription, knowingly possess a counterfeited controlled substance prescription, and forge prescriptions.
 
Eliot Rodriguez 21-year-old from San Francisco
Booking Charges: Obstruct public officer, carry loaded firearm in a public place, second degree burglary, forgery, identity theft, conspiracy to commit crime, forge narcotic prescription, obtain controlled substance by fraud, counterfeit prescription blanks, counterfeit a controlled substance prescription, knowingly possess a counterfeited controlled substance prescription, and forge prescriptions.

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Independent Photographer Peter Mootz was on scene collecting photographs of this incident as it unfolded. The photo attached to this press release is his property. Please contact Mr. Mootz for additional photographs and/or permission to reuse it.
 
 
MEDIA CONTACT
Ofc. Michael Haobsh
650-522-7626
PDpio@cityofsanmateo.org
 

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San Mateo, CA Police Department
200 Franklin Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94403

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