Burglar nabbed after call from neighbors

A phone call from neighbors of a house under construction on Matadera Circle and an alert Danville police officer led to the arrest of a Fremont man on burglary and drug charges.

Sgt. Dan Hoffman said dispatchers received a call at 4:36 a.m. Wednesday morning from a resident in the 800 block of Matadera Circle saying that two unidentified men were attempting to get into a metal storage container at a nearby home.

The witnesses told police they confronted the two men, who then fled from the scene on foot. Officers set up a perimeter around the area, but were initially unable to locate the two men, according to reports.

When the morning police shift came on at 6 a.m. they went to the area and continued the search. While in his patrol car, Officer Michael Carson spotted a white male fitting the suspects' description hiding under a brown SUV parked in a residential driveway. He detained the suspect, identified as Aaron Davidson, 30, of Fremont.

The witnesses said they believed he was one of the two men involved in the attempted burglary.

A short distance away, police found a parked vehicle. Hoffman said the car had been stolen from Hayward and then outfitted with stolen plates from Fremont. The rear seats of the vehicle had been removed to make more room for merchandise. Police found stolen property, burglary tools and a quantity of methamphetamine.

Davidson was arrested and charged with commercial burglary, possession of stolen property, possession of burglary tools, possession of narcotics, being under the influence of a controlled substance and probation violation. He was transported to the Martinez Detention Center.

The second suspect remains at large. Hoffman said police are continuing their investigation and working to learn the identity of the second man and his involvement in the burglary.

— --Geoff Gillette


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Posted by Pamela
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2009 at 6:52 am

Although it's always sad to hear of someone's demise, I am very happy that this person was arrested. Good work Danville police!

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Posted by Craig
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2009 at 7:30 am

Seems this person has been in the business for some time and is not very good at it. Here is a link to a similar arrest a few years ago.

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Posted by Barbara
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2009 at 7:42 am

Thank you Danville Police for keeping our neighborhoods safe!

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Posted by Ron esident of neighborhood
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2009 at 8:41 am

Great Job Danville PD. Always near when you need them.

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Posted by Denise
a resident of Danville
on May 15, 2009 at 3:13 pm

While we are fortunate to live in a still fairly safe community, this tells us we are easy marks for criminals. Fortunately, they caught one of the burglars, but where is the other one? Probably waiting to steal another car and do it again when his partner gets out of jail.

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Posted by Rick
a resident of Danville
on May 16, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Our town's turning evermore into a ghetto by the day. We're on the map. Windemere brought them here. The group homes brought them here. And all their homeboys got wind of us through these means.

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