Woodside: Man arrested in connection with burglary at elementary school, other crimes

Bay City News Service

WOODSIDE — San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office Deputies on Friday arrested a man in connection with a burglary at Woodside Elementary School.

Justin Huf, 45, was arrested on suspicion of commercial burglary, possession of a stolen vehicle, possession of stolen property and evading
arrest, deputies said.

Deputies responded Friday at 6:03 a.m. to the school at 3159 Woodside Road after an alarm activation.

Responding deputies located a smashed classroom window and several laptop computers on a bench outside the classroom.

Deputies also located a van in the rear parking lot of the school. The van had been stolen out of Millbrae.

Inside the van, deputies located a backpack that contained information on the suspect, identified as Huf.

Deputies began searching for the suspect and put out an alert with his description.

After several hours, deputies learned Huf also tried to break into a store.

A Woodside resident saw Huf, reported his location to deputies, and he was ultimately taken into custody.