Pleasant Hill Police Capture Vehicle Burglary Suspect In Stolen Car

April 23, 2018 10:00 am · 32 comments

Pleasant Hill Police arrested a vehicle burglary suspect in a stolen car on Sunday, according to police.

Early Sunday morning, a short vehicle pursuit occurred after citizens called to report the vehicle appeared to be casing a church parking lot near Contra Costa Blvd..

The suspect, who was in a vehicle stolen from Davis, CA, went down a dead end street. A foot pursuit ensued and the suspect was captured by officers.

The suspect was booked into Martinez Detention Facility on felony charges and felony probation violation charges.

Stolen property from two auto burglaries that had just occurred in Pleasant Hill was recovered and returned to its owners, police said.

Original G April 23, 2018 at 10:17 AM

On felony probation.
NO surprise there, after all isn’t that new normal in California ?

The Professor April 23, 2018 at 2:07 PM

He’s already plotting his next heist…
Step 1. Make bail
Step 2. Score some meth.
Step 3. Steal a GPS equipped car to avoid dead ends.
Step 4. Go to church and confess his sins.
Step 5. Forget step 4. Step 2 is waaaaaay more fun.
Step 6. Brag about the crimes on social media.
Step 7. Get a tattoo on his forehead with step 3 in reverse (so he can read it in a mirror).
Step 8. Get arrested. Again.
Step 9. Go back to step 1.

Ricardoh April 23, 2018 at 10:19 AM

Can we get a progress report on how hard they slap him on the wrist?

Wtf April 23, 2018 at 10:36 AM

Show a pic of the perp!

Shoulda Coulda April 23, 2018 at 11:12 AM

Positively prohibited to peek at perps
in Pleasant Hill.

Wrigleygum April 23, 2018 at 12:11 PM

Why show a picture of him? None of anyone’s bizness what he looks like, and I could honestly care less.

Old Guss April 23, 2018 at 12:58 PM

I agree please show a pic of this perp so I know what kind of vermin I might be dealing with once he gets out in 24 hours.

RANDOM TASK April 23, 2018 at 10:54 AM

Plate readers would stop the out of town bandits

Actual laws to deter crime would stop the rest

And firing the dems who spent millions to have criminals be able to steal legally

As for you victim shamers who call people out for leaving things in their vehicle …let’s look at your perfect world for a sec …so everyone stops having things in their vehicles and it stops right ….well the one thing that is absolute about thieves they do not stop they escalate …to what breaking into your home or business… but you of course in your intimate dem shaming way would then say don’t keep valuables away n your home or business right

Randy April 23, 2018 at 11:46 AM

How do they spend millions to have them be able to steal? Huh?

Original G April 23, 2018 at 11:58 AM

Prop 47
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom supported Prop 47

“The initiative reduced the classification of most “nonserious and nonviolent property and drug crimes” from a felony to a misdemeanor.”

“Classified “non-serious, nonviolent crimes” as misdemeanors instead of felonies unless the defendant has prior convictions for murder, rape, certain sex offenses or certain gun crimes.”

Amount spent $10,306,082 in support of Prop 47,_Reduced_Penalties_for_Some_Crimes_Initiative_(2014)

Chicken Little April 23, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Nice work, PHPD!

And thank you to the alert citizen.

Kirkwood April 23, 2018 at 11:08 AM

It seems like every story we see involves the subject driving a stolen car. I thought most cars on the road today use a transponder key or other form of electronic security. Are these systems that easy to defeat, allowing compromise by people with little technical skills? How do they do it?

Wrigleygum April 23, 2018 at 4:58 PM

Push button start type vehicles are VERY easy to steal, much easier than a keyed ignition switch.
Why do you think so many newer cars are being stolen…key fobs..yup easy to crack, Cline and drive off with any car. If it’s computer related it can be hacked.

Nature Rules! April 23, 2018 at 11:19 AM

Non-violent crimes. He/she will be free to steal from us again in a matter of days. Thanks Jerry, Diane, Barbara, Gavin, et al.

Randy April 23, 2018 at 11:44 AM

Can we put them at your house?

Concordmom April 23, 2018 at 12:17 PM

exactly! do you want THEM out, or the rapist and murderers? I know… lets spend millions of dollars on more jails that don’t work because our jails are all full…

Ricardoh April 23, 2018 at 12:35 PM

Concordmom How many car thieves steal cars when they are locked up?. I say build as many jails as needed. All thieves and killers do is make innocent people miserable or dead. My complaint is we spend too much on them. Make cheaper windier jails. If the roof leaks who cares? Get rid of mattresses and give them mats and a floor. Show their miserable lives on jail and maybe scare a few people straight.

Really now April 23, 2018 at 2:48 PM

So Randy and Concordmom so what exactly is your brilliant solution? Oh I know, let’s just decriminalize auto burglary and car theft.

If it’s not a crime, no one goes to jail, then no overcrowded prisons because no one goes to court. You two can simply put your property on the fender and save yourself the deductible for replacing the window.. assuming you two actually have auto insurance.

Concordmom April 23, 2018 at 2:50 PM

why even feed them? They already sleep on mats on floors. This is California. We are overpopulated, overpriced and people live in tents. Scaring car thieves straight isn’t going to happen until they can make a living working at Burger King and they can get off meth. We don’t have room to house them, we don’t have the money to keep them in jail anyway even if we did. Those jails require people to guard them, that costs money. Where can we build a jail? On your street? Where your kids walk to school? California has a much bigger problem than people breaking into cars, and people saying throw them in jail forever sound ridiculous. Do yourself a favor and limit the possibility you’ll be a victim. California’s politicians are in way over their head and nobody knows what to do. Throwing everybody in jails costs way too much money, and people think rehab doesn’t work. So. Whats the answer? Nobody has one. People need an ALTERNATIVE THAT WORKS AS WELL AS BREAKING INTO CARS. Come up with that alternative, and you’ll solve the homeless/car thief/drug problem!

Get Off My Lawn April 23, 2018 at 3:34 PM

I agree with Ricardoh. Build more jails if we need them. I would far rather my tax money go to keeping scum who prey upon citizens off the street than spend money on repeatedly cycling these criminals through the court system only to have them out in a matter of hours to ruin someone else’s day with another crime.

Nature Rules! April 23, 2018 at 4:59 PM

I want them ALL incarcerated, so let’s build more jails. it’s a growth industry. Make the inmates work for their keep. No work; no food; no shelter. Are you critics bleeding heart liberals? I have no problem taking ALL of them to the Faralonnes and letting them try to swim back. Those that make it, get a pass; but I’m willing to let them live if they want to rot in a stinking, fetid, poorly equipped cell forever.

Concordmom April 24, 2018 at 5:47 AM

I’ve had my car stolen twice, my windows broken and my husband tools stolen out of his van. Yes we have insurance smarty, the point is what’s happening isn’t working. DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT GENIUS! JAILS DONT WORK FOR MISDEMEANOR CRIMES!

Reality April 23, 2018 at 12:02 PM

You make no sense.

chuckie the troll April 23, 2018 at 1:19 PM

No doubt he was cite-released, and will be sentenced to time-served because he is a victim of toxic-masculinity, racism, capitalism, hay fever, etc…

Jimbo April 23, 2018 at 1:49 PM

“returned to its owners”? Or returned to an impound yard where it was held for ransom before being returned to its owners?

Anonymous April 23, 2018 at 3:04 PM

The professor gets today’s prize.

Cowellian April 23, 2018 at 3:40 PM

We used to hang horse thieves, . . .

Lambie April 23, 2018 at 8:41 PM

Send ‘me to jail and give them all the meth/drugs they want, overcrowding solved. Those that don’t overdose can work for there keep.

This would be an ideal situation for robots. Robots could manage the inmates. Maybe have one guard per floor/section.

Citizen April 23, 2018 at 10:13 PM

Thank you Pleasant Hill Police Department!

Kirker_Pass April 23, 2018 at 11:33 PM

Another Target Shopper!

Spar April 24, 2018 at 10:19 AM

great job phpd thank you!

Maggie April 24, 2018 at 1:08 PM

That’s my fence. Why didn’t the cops come knock on our door that’s 30 feet away and let us know what had happened?!?

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