A female middle school student advised an officer that a male student had threatened her on a bus while displaying a black handgun that he had tucked in his waistband. He had also displayed the gun a second time while at school. He was arrested at school without incident and the suspected weapon turned out to be a toy gun. The student had removed the orange-colored safety tip off of the gun to give it a realistic appearance. The investigation revealed that the reporting juvenile might have embellished the report to cover the fact that she and another female student had been caught cutting class. The male suspect indicated that he had found the toy gun, showed it around school, and never threatened anyone.
Unknown suspects removed the copper wiring from 14 light poles in the west parking lot of the Prewett Family Water Park. The wire was valued at approximately $55; however, the cost of repair is in excess of $5,000. It appears that the suspect(s) opened the cement breaker box and then pulled the wire from the poles through the breaker box.
Graveyard Shift - An adult male driver was traveling south on Hillcrest Avenue approaching Via Dora Drive when he began looking for something inside his vehicle. His inattention caused him to run off the west edge of the road and strike a tree. His vehicle then flipped over and landed in the roadway. Another driver tried to take evasive action to avoid colliding with the first vehicle, and in doing so, collided with another driver traveling in the same direction. No injuries were reported.
Oct. 20, Day Shift - Investigators happened to be in traffic in the area of West 10th and L streets when they witnessed two adult male suspects run from a grocery store. The suspects had just committed a strong-armed robbery of the store, in which they took cellular telephones. The investigators were able to capture one of the suspects, but the second suspect was able to flee in a vehicle that he eventually abandoned. Although the second suspect evaded arrest, investigators identified, arrested and booked the first into County Jail on robbery charges.
Oct. 21, Graveyard Shift - An unknown suspect set fire to a portable toilet and large garbage dumpster in the rear of a business complex on Hillcrest Avenue.
Officers responded to an apartment on Spanos Street on a report of gunshots. They found an adult male victim shot once in the abdomen. The victim was transported to John Muir Medical Center and treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The victim, as well as neighboring residents, were less than forthcoming with information during the investigation, and at this time there are very few investigative leads.
Oct. 22, Graveyard Shift - An adult male driver engaged in a race with another vehicle near Highway 4 near A Street. The driver apparently did not see an officer parked nearby. The officer attempted to stop the driver, but the driver failed to yield and continued on Highway 4, finally yielding at Somersville Road. The other vehicle involved in the race managed to evade arrest. The detained driver was arrested for engaging in a speed contest, failing to yield, and for suspicion of driving under the influence.
Oct. 23 - An adult male suspect entered a pharmacy and handed a robbery note to the clerk. The note indicated that the suspect had a gun and was demanding all of the Oxycontin. The suspect was given $1,700 worth of the pain killer. He then fled from the store. The investigation revealed that this same suspect committed a similar robbery in Oakley the previous week.
Oct. 24, Day Shift - An 18-year-old female driver was on her way to class when she lost control of her Ford Escort and went over the embankment at the railroad overpass on Wilbur Avenue. She drove through the new metal and wood guardrail. She was wearing her seatbelt and both of the vehicle's airbags deployed. She was able to climb back up the hill to wait for emergency responders. She was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center with complaints of pain.
An adult female exited a shopping center in her Honda Accord directly into the path of a Tri Delta bus. The bus hit her broadside and pushed her car for a short distance until she was stopped by a light pole, which was sheared off at its base. Approximately 10 people on the bus complained of pain and one elderly passenger was transported to Sutter Delta Medical Center for treatment. The female driver of the Honda complained of pain and was taken to the hospital by her husband.
An adult male ran across Somersville Road without looking and was struck by a car. He sustained a broken leg and facial injuries, and was taken to Sutter Delta Medical Center.
In another accident in the same area, an adult male driver ran a red light and struck an adult female driver. The male driver sustained cuts on his face and a possible broken arm. His young son in the back seat suffered a large lump on his head. They intended to take themselves to Sutter Delta Medical Center.
Oct. 24, Graveyard Shift - An unknown adult male walked into a gas station on Hillcrest Avenue and robbed the clerk at gunpoint. No one was injured. The suspect escaped, but was later identified by an officer after the officer viewed the store's surveillance video. The suspect's location was tracked to a motel in Pittsburg. A search warrant was obtained, and with the assistance of the Pittsburg Police Department and its SWAT team, the suspect was arrested without incident. It is believed that the suspect is responsible for similar armed robberies in Bay Point and Pittsburg.
Two unidentified male suspects entered a store on Contra Loma Boulevard, brandished a large revolver and demanded money from the register. They fled in a vehicle and were not located. No one was injured in the robbery.
An adult male suspect stole two jet skis, a boat and two trailers from an Oakley resident. The thefts were reported to the Oakley Police Department and the property was located in Antioch. The suspect, who had been out of custody on his own recognizance pending vehicular manslaughter charges in an Antioch case involving the victim's daughter, was arrested for the thefts. It is believed that the suspect was intoxicated when involved in a motorcycle accident at the intersection of West Sixth and A streets. His female passenger did not survive the accident.