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DPD: Pair arrested with stolen vehicle

Man, woman booked in jail on several charges

Danville police arrested a Concord man and Martinez woman on suspicion of possessing a stolen car and committing other crimes Tuesday morning, according to a department spokesman.

Officers assigned to crime suppression patrol spotted the pair in a parking lot in the 3100 block of Fostoria Way in Danville just after 11:45 a.m., according to Lt. Allan Shields.

The officers spoke with the pair and took Raymond Pattillo, 34, into custody for having an outstanding warrant for violating terms of his post-release community supervision, Shields said.

They also allegedly found drug paraphernalia on the woman, 22-year-old Holly Webster, and detained her on suspicion of possessing the paraphernalia and probation violation.

Subsequent investigation revealed the vehicle Pattillo and Webster were associated with was stolen from the Pittsburg BART station and contained license plates taken from a different car, Shields said. The pair were later booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The lieutenant said he was pleased with the crime suppression patrol netting the two arrests.

"Getting the extra resources into the community allows us the opportunity to make contacts that can lead to arrests," Shields said. "This, along with the heightened awareness and care being exhibited in the community, will help bring the level of property crimes down in Danville."

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4 people like this
Posted by Dan Davis
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2016 at 8:30 am

Appreciate the DPD's response to this increasing problem.

The bad guys travel to the SRV because that's where the money is.


1 person likes this
Posted by ddmom
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 13, 2016 at 9:14 am

Wonder if this was the same pair that broke into our car at 24 hour fitness last week. SR police said it was a male/female team. The female was seen on video at Target using our credit card. SR police should talk to Danville police.


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Posted by Geoff Gillette
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2016 at 10:40 am

Geoff Gillette is a registered user.

Hi DDmom,

Thanks for the suggestion. I forwarded your comments on to our Investigations unit and I'm sure if they haven't already shared the info with SRPD they will.

Thanks again!
Geoff.


Geoff Gillette
Public Information Coordinator
Town of Danville
(925) 314-3336
ggillette@danville.ca.gov


2 people like this
Posted by tina kennedy
a resident of Danville
on Jan 13, 2016 at 2:13 pm

I think if the government recognized the need for drug abuse instead incarcerating this disease by locking addicts in a cage does and will not cure this ever increasing problem, until you have had to deal with this issue threw your own cherished loved ones then your just like the rest of society bury your head in all the "build more prisons" mentallity then this problem is never going to get any better. Why dont we treat this illness as it is an illness??????? you would not put someone out to fend for themselves if it were a medical or mental illness so why doesnt anyone have an answer for this question? Ask yourself Is building more prisons making anything any better cause to me it seems like we keep building more prisons and no abuse facilities? Unless you are of the rich and famous and can spend 50 thousand a month and more for a malibu treatment then you are forced to wait for weeks to just get a bed in a county state funded treatment center. some addicts cant wait that long cause they end up committing a crime and go to jail. i dont call that humane treatment for an illness. Addicts are your mothers brothers fathers children and neigbors so dont be so quit to "LOCK EM UP " ASK YOURSELF IS THAT WHAT YOU WANT FOR YOUR FUTURE ??????


4 people like this
Posted by Andrew
a resident of Danville
on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:28 am

Tina, They were in possession of a stolen car - who cares about the drug part obviously they belong in jail. When addicts start comminting crimes in order to feed there addiction is when the line is crossed. They then belong in jail, remember doing drugs is by choice no one forced them to do it to begin with.

With that being said, I do agree that addicts with only MINOR drug related offenses dont belong in jail. They need help in other ways the money spent keeping them incarcerated could be used to fix the problem so they dont return to jail. Once they start robbing people and stealing the only place they belong is locked up.

In addition I think it is very important to legalize marijuana across the nation. Jail time for possession of marijuana is indeed a "waste of space" such a harmless drug. Even calling it a drug is a strech to begin with. Need I compare it to alcohol that kills THOUSANDS... All of the money being used for the war on marijuanna needs to be redirected to the real drugs that ruin lives like cocaine, heroin, Ecstasy, ect.


3 people like this
Posted by DiabloTony
a resident of Diablo
on Jan 14, 2016 at 11:30 am

Tina,

What does your post have to do with the story? I suppose you assume the suspects are addicts and need the money. I guess crimes are OK if addiction is the reason and these people should not be jailed. What do you think taxpayer funded treatment facilities would cost? Of course different resources should be used to treat addiction such as Options, but a crime is a crime and should be dealt with equally regardless of the underlying motive.


1 person likes this
Posted by sponge_bob_roundpants
a resident of Danville
on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

Tina, why don't you teach your "cherished loved ones" to stop doing things that are against the law, like stealing cars? Teach them to stand up on their own two feet and take responsibility for their actions. The silent majority do that and we're pretty sick and tired of your whining, to be quite frank. There are plenty of people out there who battle addiction successfully.


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