VIDEO & PHOTOS: Contra Costa County Sheriff Seeks Information on Residential Burglary Suspect

July 31, 2014 11:01 am · 34 comments

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff is looking for the man who broke into a home on Neely Ct. in Alamo, which is on the Walnut Creek border.

The Office of the Sheriff released the following images of the suspect, and the suspect’s vehicle….



And they also released the following video….

The suspect parked his vehicle in the driveway of the residence and walked around the front porch. He then walked into the back yard and entered the residence through a window, authorities said.

The suspect took numerous items including electronics, utensils and jewelry. The total loss was over $12,000.

The suspect may be involved in other residential burglaries in the area.

Anyone with information on the case or the identity of the suspect is asked to call the Investigation Division at 925-313-2647.

You can also email or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

The Office of the Sheriff urges residents to always lock their doors and windows, have a home alarm system and report any suspicious people or vehicles to their local law enforcement agency.

Good Concept, Failed Execution July 31, 2014 at 11:02 AM

That’s awesome that they have cameras, but if the one at the door can’t make out a face and the one in the driveway can’t make out a plate, that seems to somewhat defeat the purpose. NOT trying to blame the victim, it’s just so close to working- just a bit more resolution.

Darwin July 31, 2014 at 11:05 AM


Doug July 31, 2014 at 11:22 AM

I am certain the claimed $12,000 loss is greatly inflated.

Picard July 31, 2014 at 11:23 AM

he’s wearing an assault tee shirt with a V device. these must be banned!

They have video... July 31, 2014 at 11:25 AM

…so you my perp friend are f@!k3d. Go get him!

lime ridge July 31, 2014 at 11:34 AM

Walnut Creek is so ghetto now.

Tom July 31, 2014 at 11:37 AM

They have license plate capture cameras with built in software (we have one). Haven’t had to use it yet, but it was well worth the money.

$12,000 may “sound inflated”, but living in Alamo, the jewelry alone…….

I hope they catch this guy.

RCA July 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Looks like an overweight woman

Don July 31, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Sounds like Doug has nothing.

Anonymous July 31, 2014 at 11:46 AM

Thank you Doug for accusing the victim of being a crook. You display such wisdom.. Not!

94598 July 31, 2014 at 12:07 PM

I know who that is—– its a typical Democrat who is entitled to whatever he can steal.

CameraGuy July 31, 2014 at 12:09 PM

worth noting: a good, easy to configure and install security cam is the dropcam… decent enough resolution to capture plate numbers and very easy to configure:

(we have two — mounted externally under a deep overhang/eave.)

Hope he keeps wearing that shirt, July 31, 2014 at 12:55 PM

makes a great target.

Nutcreek Frontier July 31, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Hope they find this loser, and the people get their stuff back. Kind of weird they have a security cam, but not an alarm though. I sleep better at night with an alarm, as sadly, there seems to be so many people who think they are entitled to your hard-earned property

Buster July 31, 2014 at 1:03 PM

Tom “They have license plate capture cameras with built in software”
Do you have a link for the reader?

Marianne July 31, 2014 at 1:04 PM

He does stand out in a crowd… lol. I really hope they catch that guy. I don’t want him around my neighborhood.

Antiochian July 31, 2014 at 1:12 PM

He looks young — late teens, probably. Various high schools/DVC personnel can probably identify him without needing more detail than this.

Yeah, the Dropcam is something I can recommend, too. Plug ‘n play, right out of the box. Right now, they’re not rated for outdoor use. When they come out with an outdoor product, my house will be festooned with them like a Christmas tree. Use them indoors now, can’t come to our door without being recorded, audio and video too. Easiest tech product ever to set up and use.

Resolution July 31, 2014 at 1:27 PM

And this is why you do not buy systems from Costco or Frys. All they are good for is sitting down with popcorn and watching your stuff disappear. You can’t identify a person, unless they are 2ft from the camera in perfect lighting.

Your cell phone has 100 times the picture quality of those garbage systems. So, you lost $12,000, but you spent only $199 on protecting it.

Not such a savings now huh?

Stands out in a crowd July 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

but what can you do?

Hillbilly July 31, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Here’s an idea….. Put your cameras eye level people. Otherwise you’ll just have a fancy video of someone stealing your stuff. Case and point, this video!

Rob July 31, 2014 at 1:49 PM

Vehicle looks like GMC Envoy

Anonymous July 31, 2014 at 2:25 PM

Reconyx has license plate capture cameras. I have one , works at night. It’s black and white, infra red. Best mounted at license plate height. We identified a burglar with it. City ought to have 200 of these checked by volunteers.

Idiocracy July 31, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Either way this guy looks like a chunk. Get a job you loser! The neighborhood kids could of rolled him up. I have to agree with most of the posts. Get a better camera you cheapskate! Get an Alarm system and maybe get a big dog. You would think with all those retired old ppl in Alamo sitting at home collecting pensions and moth balls at least one nosey old lady could of called the cops on this turd.

Elwood July 31, 2014 at 2:52 PM

Crazy Uncle Joe says all you need is a shotgun.

Pump action 12ga full choke is good.

Original G July 31, 2014 at 3:16 PM

Video put out by FBI on CCTV system gives good pointers.
Other videos 10 thru 21 also helpful if thinking about a system.

@Buster, Frame rate (quality of recording) is key to OCR (plate reading).
My system is 12 plus years old from these guys.
Plug in card to a PC tower, up to 16 cameras.
Have 2 systems from them plus I/O modules.
If they still have demo videos probably worth a look even if you don’t buy from them.

I put up old style camera housings. Tucking a small camera up in a corner is going to get you a video of a guy on your property.
If the scum can actually see a camera housing from their car out on the street they will probably keep going. Can find them on Ebay.

Sad to say, but best thing now days is to make your place appear too much of a risk to attempt.

@ 94598 July 31, 2014 at 4:29 PM

You just don’t know when to shut the hell up with your ignorant rants. It must suck to be you!

Cautiously Informed July 31, 2014 at 5:33 PM

Right On!

boobler July 31, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Must Have heard about the loot from someone…. Do they have kids?

anon July 31, 2014 at 11:47 PM

i’ll second boobler’s assumption.
I just heard today about a number of robberies happening in Lafayette and Orinda. The police think it’s kids because so many are happening while homeowner’s are on vaca.and their kids were of course having a party, thus the kids come back to rob knowing the families schedule. they know it’s kids because theyre taking jewelry, money, and booze.
This guy looks like an oversized youth.

Social media hype August 1, 2014 at 12:15 AM

That perp looks like he is still in high school..note the recording date is July 5th so most likely the homeowners were gone for 4th of July holiday weekend and my money is on their kids (or they themselves) blabbing all over FB, twitter, snapchat, Instagram,etc thst they are having a grand time in (insert name of vacationing town here) and they will see everyone in a few days. So now not only do their friends who follow them know they are out of town on a family vacay, but friends and followers of those friends know too… People are so egotistical to blast all their business for the world to see that they can’t see they only end up hurting themselves. Thank you.

TinFoiler August 1, 2014 at 8:49 PM

#30, BINGO!!!
Stop posting all of your self absorbed narcissistic attention whore stuff on social media. Nobody cares, except the guy in the video!

Jess August 1, 2014 at 11:34 PM

He took utensils??? Do they mean cooking utensils like a spoons and spatulas? I understand the jewelry and electronics, but utensils? Really? How odd!

Connie Dobbs August 2, 2014 at 7:35 AM

Cameras at eye level would be easy to disable, don’t you think? And Jess, my eating utensils are sterling silver. I have a full service for 12 of non-monogrammed Gorham Lyric from 1940. It’s got to weigh ten pounds and it’s worth upwards of $2500 now as collectible silver. It’s an investment that makes me feel fancy. Thanks, Ebay!

My dishware is Fire King Turquoise blue. It was only made for three years. I have assembled most of a full service for 8. It’s worth more than the silver. Just thought I’d mention.

Silva August 2, 2014 at 9:05 AM

Yes, If the utensils were sterling, that’d explain it all too well.

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