Pleasant Hill Police Arrest Burglary Suspect After Pursuit – Gun Located

February 21, 2013 · 46 comments

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The Pleasant Hill Police arrested a burglary suspect after a pursuit in the City of Concord on Thursday morning.

The suspect was wanted for a morning burglary on Geary Road at Bonnie Lane, according to the Pleasant Hill Police (PHPD).

The following information on the incident is from the PHPD:

LOSS/DESCRIPTION/VALUE: Cellular phone and Identification

SUSPECT(S):

  1. Marco Antonio Diaz, age 20 of Concord.
  2. Hispanic male adult with brown hair wearing blue jeans.

BRIEF STATEMENT OF INCIDENT: Pleasant Hill Police investigated a window smash automobile burglary. During the course of the investigation leads were developed. Diaz and his vehicle were discovered in the area of Monument Boulevard and Oak Grove Road in the City of Concord.

Pleasant Hill police officers attempted to stop Diaz who refused to stop and fled in his vehicle. A short pursuit ensued. Diaz stopped his vehicle on a dead end court off Mohr Lane, where Diaz and his passenger fled the vehicle on foot.

With the help of the Concord Police Department, the area was cordoned off and a search of the area was conducted by both agencies. Diaz was located and arrested. The passenger was not located nor has he been identified.

During the search a discarded handgun with the serial numbers removed was discovered. It is unknown if the recovered handgun is related to this investigation.

Diaz was booked into jail for burglary, evading, possession of stolen property and possession of controlled substances. He is being held on $95,000 bail.

CLAYCORD NOTE: Thanks to Jerry D. for the picture!

1 The Closer February 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

A lot going down in PH as of late.

2 TODDNOXIOUX February 21, 2013 at 1:35 PM

$95,000 BAIL THAT’S IT…………KEEP THE METH HEADS OFF THE STREETS

3 Broke in colony park February 21, 2013 at 1:40 PM

Police on Monument near Oak Grove? Police on Mohr??? No way!?!?

4 Han Solo February 21, 2013 at 2:00 PM

After he has served his time “2 weeks ” put him on the bus.

5 PH FAN February 21, 2013 at 2:03 PM

There is lots of bad stuff everywhere….I was just reading about the increaase of crime in the Lamorinda area. If it is increasing there, it is going up everywhere. But still, I hate seeing so much police activity in my town…I love PH and think the people here are great.

6 Jeff February 21, 2013 at 2:34 PM

I’m sure a background check would have stopped him. Or maybe some more gun laws. If we add more laws, these criminals will listen!!! (Sarcasm)

Glad he was caught. Nice work.

7 anon21 February 21, 2013 at 3:12 PM

people like this need to be forced into military service.

8 Brian Griffin February 21, 2013 at 3:31 PM

DOH!

9 Howard K. Mullins III February 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

The serial numbers had been filed off of the gun the police found near the scene. But at this time the gun cannot be connect to the crime.

Who takes the time to file the serial numbers off of a gun. That’s a lot of work. I prefer my guns to have serial numbers, they are registered and legal. Who wants guns that cannot be traced?

Hmmmm. Criminals want guns that cannot be traced. Law abiding citizens won’t remove a serial number.

sarcsarc

10 Greg February 21, 2013 at 3:40 PM

Good job PHPD.

11 Ick February 21, 2013 at 3:44 PM

I’m glad the scumbag thug was caught. Yes….I think that all these thugs should be inducted into the military. They can shoot all they want and the military will straighten them out. The military will make men out of boys and it can do the same for thugs–thugs aren’t men, they are cowards.

12 @ anon21 February 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM

Why in the world you say that?

The United States Military is a professional fighting force. It is not a dumping ground for no-goes who cannot make it in civilian life.

How about we make him go to work at your job instead?

13 Elwood February 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM

The Closer February 21, 2013 at 1:23 PM

A lot going down in PH as of late.

Yeah. Scum coming over from the Concord barrio.

14 Anon February 21, 2013 at 4:06 PM

Take his prints off of the cases. Then call the Feds removing the serial # from a gun is a federal offense I think.

15 Crazy Stuff February 21, 2013 at 4:11 PM

Judging from the timing and location, I would guess it was a parent dropping their kid off at Mary Jane’s preschool and they left their phone and ID in the car while they walked the kid to the door.

Maybe.

It would be a pretty ballsy thing to do since there are usually other parents dropping off at the same time.

16 MikeT February 21, 2013 at 4:19 PM

@ #12, I’m with you. I don’t want scum like this in the military, serving next to my son, who may have to depend on them to back him up. Screw that, ship their sorry ass off anywhere but here.

17 At Anon 21 February 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM

Obviously, you don’t have a brain in your
Head .You should think before you
post this kind of crap. You also HKMIII.
It is par for the course with you guys.

18 NoMoreFreeRide February 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM

So we can see names here but not on the weekly arrest list.

19 franie February 21, 2013 at 5:05 PM

I was at the four corners 76 right there when he was pulled over then took off… he was driving pretty crazy, i was thankful i wasent on the road at that moment

20 Ricardoh February 21, 2013 at 5:33 PM

Five years and deportation ! Next !

21 PH Neighbor February 21, 2013 at 5:41 PM

Thank you once again law enforcement! You all rock!

22 Jazzguy February 21, 2013 at 5:48 PM

Is he out yet? Nothing will happen to this guy-we don’t have the room for him.

23 Anon February 21, 2013 at 6:15 PM

Obama Hussen will have them out on an international peace and freedom warrant. They’re not illegal aliens, their future Democratic supporters, right Hussen?

24 vigilante#1 February 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Can we send them to Mexico?

25 Frito Bandito February 21, 2013 at 6:48 PM

Too bad He did not make it past Mohr Lane…a hundred feet more and He would have been over the border into Northern Mexico.

26 joe February 21, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Law abiding citizens should just start arming themselves. That should send a message to these criminals. If he’s gonna have a gun you should too.

27 Angie February 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

I thinks it hilarious how ppl focus on the “race” and not on the actual crime. Not because he is “Hispanic” means that he is mexican. Not because he is Hispanic means that he is illegal. Stop judging ppl base on their race and stop assuming that all Latinos are illegal. He is a criminal for sure hopefully he pays for his crime and he is not let out soon, if in fact he is illegal he should do jail and be deported but again he will problably be out soon due to jails been over crowded.

28 Anon February 21, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Deportation, period!

29 Em Dubya February 21, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Well….a few days ago the “Rambos” and the crowd who would forget having a flashlight because power outages are “too fast to realistically respond to” faced off.

I’m probably crazy for doing so, but I laid out a few basic steps, used in my average home, to give yourself options if an armed bad guy comes to your house.

Don’t trust what I say. Just add up how often this stuff happens in real life and ask yourself why, and if, you carry a spare tire in your car or extra light bulbs in your cupboard.

I’m sure the casually prepared crowd on Staten Island are basking in the luxury of third party relief this winter following Super Storm Sandy. I bet 911 brings hot meals each evening.

30 J.L. February 21, 2013 at 11:38 PM

I was driving down Monument near Meadow Lane this afternoon and saw a guy climb over the rail and jump into the canal from the bridge. He looked like he was running from someone and trying to get away. He was a white guy, bald, and in a hurry. I bet he was the second suspect they were looking for.

31 Athleticsfan February 22, 2013 at 4:45 AM

I am going to guess the idiot kid didn’t turn off the phone and the owner used GPS tracking on the phone to find out where it was.

32 anon February 22, 2013 at 6:00 AM

I think he is the same loser that was chased by Walnut Creek Police last year for breaking into a vehicle. He was eventually caught by the teeths of a canine.

33 The Mamba February 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM

If he’s here illegally, get him out.

34 anon21 February 22, 2013 at 9:20 AM

@ anon21 February 21, 2013 at 3:47 PM
Why in the world you say that?

The United States Military is a professional fighting force. It is not a dumping ground for no-goes who cannot make it in civilian life.

How about we make him go to work at your job instead?

#12: because genius, the military can train people who have no place to go and teach them some discipline. also fighting for our country may give these otherwise hopeless people something to be proud of.

and btw, he would not be able to handle my job, moron. (of which you know nothing about…so stfu please)

35 anon21 February 22, 2013 at 9:23 AM

@The Mamba February 22, 2013 at 7:13 AM
If he’s here illegally, get him out

hey chump, how do you know he is here illegally? because he is hispanic?

so by your logic hispanic = illegal = kick him out?

there are alot of hard working hispanic people out there (not this guy)

so STFU please!!!

36 anon21 February 22, 2013 at 9:25 AM

too bad whities dont commit crimes, either…right chumps????

37 anon21 February 22, 2013 at 9:33 AM

At Anon 21 February 21, 2013 at 4:58 PM
Obviously, you don’t have a brain in your
Head .You should think before you
post this kind of crap. You also HKMIII.
It is par for the course with you guys.

hey coward/#17 loser,
where would you put guys like this? mars?how about neptune? maybe pluto? there is not alot of room in our prisons to accomodate these people.
why not give them one more chance in military service and train them, teach them some discipline to do something useful…
but you would rather ship them off to mexico, because according to your clueless mind, all hispanics are illegal. you are the idiot, my friend.

but you have plenty of company here, ahole…

38 mcarrera February 22, 2013 at 10:21 AM

Most irrational, judgmental, shoot first ask questions later message board of all time. I am guessing medium age of the board is around 48-75, primarily white males. Good for you guys. Best part about that is that you will all be dead from cancer or heart disease sooner than later. Yeah!!!!!

39 @ anon21 #34 February 22, 2013 at 10:28 AM

Spoken like a person who has never served a day in the United States Armed Forces or done any selfless service.

Once again the military is not a dumping ground for people who cannot make it anywhere else. The US Military is a professional fighting force who only accept qualified volunteers not conscripts or convicts or court ordered conscripts.

The US Military doesn’t teach discipline, it only bring out the discipline that was already there to begin with. The US Military doesn’t teach pride, it only brings out the pride that was already there to begin with.

In other words, you cannot make a silk purse out of a pigs ear.

Would it be over kill you think to point out that 18 U.S.C. § 922(g)(1) prohibits felon from possessing firearms which would pretty much rule out BCT for Mr. Diaz…. and yes I realize he hasn’t been convicted of this crime yet but he will be and something tells me this is not his first brush with the law.

Oh anytime an anonymous person feels the need to tell total strangers how great they are or how important their job, is guaranteed to be a loser trying to make himself feel better about being a loser by telling strangers he’s not a loser.

40 Atticus Thraxx February 22, 2013 at 7:15 PM

We know. We know your harmless. We know when it came right down to it, you won’t act. We’ve known a hundred guys like you. Loud and boisterous. Flinging threats of violence from the safety of cover. Bold, because you know you’ll never be called to task. We used to call you “chickenhawks”.
We watch. And we know. And we smile.

41 anon February 22, 2013 at 8:26 PM

Concord man arrested, bitten by Concord K9 after Walnut Creek burglary
JANUARY 23, 2011 11:47 AM

42 Concordian February 23, 2013 at 5:57 AM

That military comment was effin stupid. How about save us all some money, don’t put him in jail which takes 40k per person just deport his ass to a third world country and let them take care of it. Those kind of creatures are no longer Americans when they downgrade to stealing from other hard working citizens.

43 mamaof2 February 26, 2013 at 12:54 PM

It was a parent dropping off at mary janes, they sent home a letter yesterday about it. The parents noticed it and that’s why he was caught.

44 anon21 February 27, 2013 at 2:43 PM

#39:

I could care less about what the trollers on this post or any other think about me. doesnt change my day one way or another – i was only stating that someone like this could not handle my professional because he may not have the prerequisites/education to do so…but according to you that makes me look arrogant? grow a pair and come up with something original instead of posting useless drivel.

and btw – military service had taken young troubled youths and turned them into soldiers. if this guy does go to jail, does his time, shows he can understand discipline why not give someone a second chance??? oh wait, you said I was the selfish one right? ahole….

but since he is mexican lets just forget that all and send him back to mexico, where he will again cross over the border, and commit more crimes, lock him up, release him again, deportation,etc.,etc….brilliant solution ladies and gentleman! because that idea is working so well in our society!!!!

45 anon21 February 27, 2013 at 2:51 PM

@Concordian February 23, 2013 at 5:57 AM
That military comment was effin stupid. How about save us all some money, don’t put him in jail which takes 40k per person just deport his ass to a third world country and let them take care of it. Those kind of creatures are no longer Americans when they downgrade to stealing from other hard working citizens.

and your solution is SO much better, right? just start deporting more mexicans to 3rd world countries, and drop them off on some abandoned dirty field where all these mysterious deportees end up without thinking those governments are going to ask questions, inquire, want more $$$$ for the convenience of accomodating these mysterious deportees, etc. some of you people really need to put down that crack pipe once in a while before writing….

46 anon21 February 27, 2013 at 2:52 PM

lesson to the kids-of-the parents-who-post-on-Claycord:

your parents did you wrong. find new ones.

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