Danville police arrest 3 after separate incidents Tuesday

Lt. Shields: 'Credit also goes to the efforts of sharp-eyed residents'

Danville police arrested two men and one woman Tuesday related to separate incidents across town Tuesday, one a daytime residential break-in and the other involving a pair knocking on a resident's door around 3 a.m., according to a department spokesman.

The later incident occurred at about 1 p.m. when officers responded to a burglary alarm on Castanya Court on the north end of town, north of the intersection of El Cerro Boulevard and Ackerman Drive, police Lt. Allan Shields said.

One witness described observing a suspicious vehicle in the neighborhood that afternoon while another reported seeing two men involved in the burglary, according to Shields. The culprits were described as a white man and a black man, who left the scene in a light blue Toyota Avalon.

About 50 minutes later, Lafayette police received a call from a resident about a suspicious vehicle that matched the Toyota Avalon's description, Shields said.

A Lafayette police officer tried to stop the car, but the occupants got out and ran away, according to Shields. One man, identified as 22-year-old Ibrahim Muhammad, was apprehended, the lieutenant added.

Danville police headed over to Lafayette and took custody of Muhammad, a Richmond resident. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on suspicion of residential burglary, conspiracy, probation violation and possession of burglary tools.

Shields did not specify what happened to the other vehicle occupant who fled in Lafayette.

About 11 hours earlier, Danville police arrested a Dublin man and a Concord woman following a suspicious vehicle stop near the intersection of Podva and Morris Ranch roads, Shields said.

Around the time the officer made the traffic stop at 2:50 a.m., the department received a call from a resident in the area reporting two people coming to the door and asking for a person who didn't live at the home, according to Shields.

The driver, identified as 45-year-old Alan Grana, was found to have an outstanding warrant for his arrest for burglary and grand theft charges in Contra Costa County, Shields said. Grana was also arrested Tuesday on suspicion of possessing burglary tools and driving on a suspended license.

The passenger, 22-year-old Victoria Vickry, was arrested on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance, stolen property, drug paraphernalia and dangerous drugs, Shields said. Both were booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The lieutenant said Danville police appreciated the support from the Lafayette Police Department, and he also stated "that credit also goes to the efforts of sharp-eyed residents who saw something out of the ordinary and reported it to police."

"This was a situation where everything worked extremely well," Shields said. "The burglary alarm went off, residents reported suspicious behavior to police and our officers were observant and proactive. As a result, both communities are safer."

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Posted by Diana
a resident of Danville
on Mar 16, 2016 at 6:46 am

Great work, Danville and Lafayette P.D., and much gratitude to the residents of both cities that provided relevant information! Good news indeed!

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