Claycord saw three murders in the year 2012, down from eight in 2011.
Here’s the breakdown by each city & town:
CITY OF CONCORD (one murder in 2012, down from six in 2011): On April 1, 2012 at approximately 7:30AM, Concord Police Officers and Consolidated Fire Department personnel were sent to the Food Maxx Shopping Center, 1751 Monument Boulevard, regarding an unconscious homeless subject. Officers located the victim behind the vacant Hollywood Video store in a makeshift homeless encampment. Officers and Paramedics determined the victim was deceased. The victim, a 49 year old male Concord transient, appeared to have been assaulted.
During the course of the subsequent investigation detectives developed information identifying a specific suspect who allegedly assaulted the victim the previous night. Detectives established probable cause to arrest that suspect on the charge of murder.
At approximately 8:30 PM, patrol officers located the suspect walking on Monument Boulevard near Virginia Lane. The suspect, 39 year old Concord transient Jason Charles Cahall, was taken into custody without incident and transported to the Concord City Jail.
Jason Cahall was interviewed by detectives and subsequently booked on the charges of Murder and Robbery and sent to the Contra Costa County Sheriffs Department Main Detention Facility in Martinez.
CITY OF PLEASANT HILL (one murder in 2012, zero murders in 2011): On February 10, 2012, at about 10:06PM, Michael Dejaun Jones was fatally shot by an unknown suspect as he walked from his car into a friend’s house on Devonshire Court in Pleasant Hill. Several people were seen leaving the area in a blue Saturn Vue immediately following the shooting.
Pleasant Hill Police Department Investigators are still conducting interviews, following up on possible leads, and analyzing evidence in this case. The Pleasant Hill Police Department and Bay Area Crime Stoppers are offering a reward of $5,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspect, or suspects, involved in this murder.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or text BAYTIP with your information to CRIMES (274637).
UNINCORPORATED CONCORD (one murder in 2012, zero murders in 2011): On December 5, 2012, Homicide Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff arrested 38-year-old James Riley in connection with the strangulation homicide of 47-year-old Jerald Nagle in unincorporated Concord.
At about 8PM on the 5th, Deputy Sheriffs were dispatched to a “MED-PD” call on the northbound I-680 on-ramp at Concord Avenue. When Deputies arrived, firefighters were performing lifesaving measures on Nagle. He was pronounced deceased at the scene.
Deputy Sheriffs and Detectives later learned that Riley and Nagle got into a fight. Riley was taken into custody and booked into the main county jail for homicide.
CITY OF CLAYTON: No Murders in 2012 (no murders in 2011)
CITY OF WALNUT CREEK: No Murders in 2012 (one murder in 2011)
CITY OF MARTINEZ: No Murders in 2012 (no murders in 2011)
TOWN OF PACHECO: No Murders in 2012 (one murder in 2011)
TOWN OF CLYDE: No Murders in 2012 (no murders in 2011)