Two Arrested In Connection With East Bay Burglary Spree After Arriving To Probation Meeting In Stolen Vehicle

November 22, 2020 16:00 pm · 37 comments

Two people have been arrested in connection with a rash of auto burglaries at several Contra Costa County parks in recent weeks, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department announced this week.

Police said John Fouhy and Rachel Whitlatch were arrested on suspicion of multiple felonies.

The police department had been investigating a rash of burglaries and identified Fouhy and Whitlatch as suspects.

On Thursday, the two appeared at a pre-scheduled morning probation meeting, and officers questioned them about the burglaries.

Police said the couple arrived to the meeting in a recently stolen vehicle, and investigators found several stolen items and fraudulently purchased items during a search.

During the search, officers say they recovered stolen property valued at more than $3,000.

Police said the couple might be responsible for more crimes in the area.

The Masked (and gloved) Poster November 22, 2020 at 4:05 PM

How do we explain stupid? And what is a “pre-scheduled” meeting? Either it was scheduled or unscheduled.

Day n Night November 23, 2020 at 7:38 AM

I took it as meaning that the meeting was scheduled before the two were identified as suspects in the burglary cases. So the meeting wasn’t set up specifically just to question them about those crimes.

Anon November 22, 2020 at 4:08 PM

I wonder if the cars registration was current?
How about that windshield, Tinted?

T-Rex November 22, 2020 at 4:28 PM

Hahahahahah. Idiots!

Original G November 22, 2020 at 4:49 PM

Rather certain Police did not find MENSA membership cards in their personal effects. Showing up to probation office in a hot car. Really ? ? ?

Would appear combined, they lack any legal skill set and brain power to hold down a living wage job.

But this is California where having drugs for personal use is a misdemeanor and if you are a property criminal, breaking into vehicles or most other criminal activity kept under $950, is maybe 10 days in jail and probation.

Since they’re on probation they’re already familiar with California’s GIANT revolving door county jail systems. Criminals have to really work very hard to catch a Felony case and do real Prison time.

By electing liberals to office, you have volunteered to be victims of their soft on crime policies.

Kentucky Derby November 22, 2020 at 5:24 PM

Nothing says screw the law like showing up to a probation meeting in a stolen vehicle with stolen goods. Wow.

Badge1104 November 22, 2020 at 5:28 PM

So let me guess: they won’t go to jail but just stay on probation where they can continue their extracurricular criminal activity, right?
This is insane! They need to go to jail and stay there!!!!

Anon November 22, 2020 at 6:14 PM

Wow, is this the same individual who is a landscaper (scoping out everyones properties while working?)….
and also on the CCFPD recommended weed abatement contractor list??

BOOYAH! November 22, 2020 at 9:09 PM

That’s the dad. Nicest guy on the planet. His son JJ never grew up.

ChuckStir November 22, 2020 at 6:31 PM

LOL, you can not make this stuff up. Should be wrote into a motion picture comedy script.

The Wizard November 22, 2020 at 6:41 PM

Boil Them !

Law Abiding Citizen November 22, 2020 at 7:17 PM

They “needed” the car. Becton won’t be interested, case closed.

Oh, please November 22, 2020 at 8:15 PM

They identified as car owners….

Hayden Barsotti November 22, 2020 at 7:52 PM

The original “dumb and dumber” stars!!!

FPN November 22, 2020 at 8:11 PM

@ilovepopcorn. How are the Dems better?

The Fearless Spectator November 22, 2020 at 9:39 PM

They are certainly more volatile.

Oh, please November 22, 2020 at 8:17 PM

I guess libs used to have some nice points, but this is what they are all about lately. Please help be the solution. Voting for this again and again isn’t going to help the the abiding.

RANDOM TASK November 22, 2020 at 9:15 PM

Ok again the question to democrats and dem voters and anyone backing democrat bill to allow them to abuse your child

How has anything the democrat regime of this state has helped you and your family

Come on you keep voting the same and slamming anyone else
You praise the democrats like your deity
And ridiculed anyone offering any thing other than dem hypocrisy

So yes set us straight how democrats are helping us

Original G November 22, 2020 at 10:25 PM

“… democrat bill to allow them to abuse your child ”

Collective liberal blank stare, they have no clue.

“California legislators passed a law Monday easing sex offender registry rules for those who commit sodomy or other sex acts with minors in order to end “discrimination against LGBTQ young people on the sex offender registry.” ”

At federal level, how about those metal signs protecting kids, gun free zones where killers are assured of no armed resistance as they kill.
Because good guys with guns aren’t allowed.

‘Gun-Free School Zones Act of 1990’
Introduced in the Senate as S.3266 by Joseph R. Biden Jr. (D-DE) on October 27, 1990

MNUMNTL November 22, 2020 at 9:46 PM

Dude posted an eagle in front of the American flag on FB 😂 Nothing wrong with that, I just doubt he’s a “liberal”

ZZ November 22, 2020 at 9:48 PM

@popcorn So I guess you mean Democrats that continuously vote for crap laws and crap politicians are better than Republicans that vote against them? You don’t like the outcome of the crap law, but still think Republicans who voted against them are worse than Democrats. You’re looking in a warped mirror.

Dawg November 22, 2020 at 9:51 PM

A smart crook would have parked the car around the corner out of sight.

Bad Nombre November 22, 2020 at 10:10 PM

The people that came up with the ammunition background check could have prevented this. $1 fee at every gasoline purchase to conduct a background check and if no car registered in your name, a standard car registration fee payment to conduct the background check (and waiting period) would quickly stop this sort of thing.

Carmen faile November 22, 2020 at 10:17 PM

WOW John I thought you said you didn’t want to go back to jail you didn’t even make it to 6 month you come from a very good family what a big disappointment you are to your parents the worse put about this whole thing is that you drug someone else down with you 8 hope that theyes put you away for a long time this is your third strike

Rollo Tomasi November 22, 2020 at 11:52 PM

“We need to change the laws.”

Then start voting for someone other than the same democrats over and over again.

Gititogether November 23, 2020 at 6:15 AM

Perfect…representation of the deterrent effect of liberal democrats policies

Sam L November 23, 2020 at 6:21 AM

This ranks up with 1) Car jacking where young perpetrators were stranded since it was a stick shift! 2) Guy stealing beer, and clerk says need to show ID for the alcohol, which he did …

idiots everywhere November 23, 2020 at 7:30 AM

Don’t worry auto glass salespeople, DA Diana Becton will recommend drug treatment in lieu of prosecution and they will be back to smashing car windows in no time.

Sign from Above November 23, 2020 at 7:50 AM

Well then Popcorn, you’ve answered your own question. You blame the Democrats, but believe they are better than the other. Given that statement (which makes no sense by the way), I’m sure you voted Democrat. Therefore, YOU are the problem. You see that they are ruining our society, and yet you vote for them.

I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again. Suck it up. You get what you vote for. And, as is perfectly obvious with the dramatic increase in property crimes over the last couple of years, it’s only going to get worse. I suggest you just put your head back in the sand. That way you won’t see the fruits of your labor!

Sam Malone November 23, 2020 at 7:56 AM

Just keep voting in the socialist, liberals and enablers. See what we not have to deal with. Why can we not get these loser officials out of office?

Sad state of affairs. Get smart and take back our country, county and lives.

RANDOM TASK November 23, 2020 at 8:46 AM

if you show up …to your… probation appointment in a stolen vehicle

you might be a democrat

Fred P. November 23, 2020 at 8:48 AM

Popcorn- you voted for the democrat politicians and FAWN over everything they do and say – and insult anyone that disagrees with you.

Yet you have a problem with the asinine laws passed in California. Guess what … you have nobody to blame except yourself.

Take your hypocrisy elsewhere – or learn about critical thinking.

You say the dems aren’t perfect but they’re “better than the other?”

The conservatives have been pushing for stricter laws, and the liberals have been enacting less strict laws, decriminalizing many crimes.

You can’t have it both ways.

Next time your $hit gets stolen, you can thank the politicians that YOU voted for.

Rob November 23, 2020 at 8:58 AM

I do appreciate their Hutzpah..

Chicken Little November 23, 2020 at 9:35 AM

You mean we need to change the laws BACK. Your beloved Democrats already changed them.

The Professor November 23, 2020 at 10:31 AM


Mika November 23, 2020 at 2:13 PM

My concern—will our DA prosecute them to the fullest!

Kirkwood November 24, 2020 at 9:10 AM

Building D at Concord City Hall housed Municipal Courts and County Superior Courts but one year burned to the ground and was never rebuilt. Judges there often confiscated drivers licenses, and the defendants would go out to their cars in the City parking lot and drive away. Sometimes Police officers would be waiting on the street, stop the cars and bust the drivers.

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