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San Ramon: Man arrested for carjacking shortly after being released from custody for car theft

Suspect originally cite-released, instead of jailed, due to court's COVID-19 prevention policy, ACSO says

A suspect has been arrested in San Ramon for allegedly carjacking one car and attempting to carjack a second vehicle shortly after he'd been released without bail from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of car theft, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said.

The case shows the downside of a new California Judicial Council policy of releasing without bail suspects arrested for misdemeanors and low-level felonies in an effort to reduce overcrowding at jails in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Rocky Music, 32, was arrested by Oakland police at 7:50 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of car theft, according to Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.

Music was taken to Santa Rita to be booked but was released at 7:23 p.m. Sunday. Kelly said Music walked to the Dublin BART station, where he allegedly carjacked a driver and took the vehicle to San Ramon, where he allegedly attempted to carjack another driver.

Music then fled from San Ramon police but was taken into custody after he allegedly kicked a police dog that had managed to track him down, Kelly said.

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He is now being held at Santa Rita in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicion of carjacking and harming a police officer's dog and a misdemeanor offense of obstructing a police officer.

Kelly said, "You could steal a car every day and be released every day" because car theft isn't considered a violent felony.

He said Music is being kept in custody for now because carjacking is considered to be a serious felony.

Kelly said that since the new rules were implemented on April 13, he knows of one Alameda County person who has been arrested five times and another person who has been arrested three times.

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San Ramon: Man arrested for carjacking shortly after being released from custody for car theft

Suspect originally cite-released, instead of jailed, due to court's COVID-19 prevention policy, ACSO says

Uploaded: Tue, Apr 21, 2020, 11:44 am

A suspect has been arrested in San Ramon for allegedly carjacking one car and attempting to carjack a second vehicle shortly after he'd been released without bail from Santa Rita Jail in Dublin on suspicion of car theft, an Alameda County sheriff's spokesman said.

The case shows the downside of a new California Judicial Council policy of releasing without bail suspects arrested for misdemeanors and low-level felonies in an effort to reduce overcrowding at jails in the wake of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.

Rocky Music, 32, was arrested by Oakland police at 7:50 a.m. Sunday on suspicion of car theft, according to Alameda County sheriff's Sgt. Ray Kelly.

Music was taken to Santa Rita to be booked but was released at 7:23 p.m. Sunday. Kelly said Music walked to the Dublin BART station, where he allegedly carjacked a driver and took the vehicle to San Ramon, where he allegedly attempted to carjack another driver.

Music then fled from San Ramon police but was taken into custody after he allegedly kicked a police dog that had managed to track him down, Kelly said.

He is now being held at Santa Rita in lieu of $100,000 bail on suspicion of carjacking and harming a police officer's dog and a misdemeanor offense of obstructing a police officer.

Kelly said, "You could steal a car every day and be released every day" because car theft isn't considered a violent felony.

He said Music is being kept in custody for now because carjacking is considered to be a serious felony.

Kelly said that since the new rules were implemented on April 13, he knows of one Alameda County person who has been arrested five times and another person who has been arrested three times.

— Bay City News Service

Comments

The Dude
San Ramon
on Apr 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm
The Dude, San Ramon
on Apr 21, 2020 at 3:57 pm
26 people like this

What a shock. Thanks to the Judicial Council and our governor, this kind of behavior is coming soon to a neighborhood near you.


Malcolm Hex
San Ramon
on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:26 am
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
on Apr 22, 2020 at 12:26 am
18 people like this

Here is the motto of the California Judicial Council:

“Ensuring the consistent, independent, impartial, and accessible administration of justice.“

LOL!!! This council of clowns, including the governor, is so out of touch with everyday people. They interpret the law the way they see fit, and then attempt to bolster their decisions with opinions that go on forever. I actually find it amusing because the law, as written, is supposed to be clear and concise. On the other hand, what better way to convince ordinary people that the California Judicial Council is run by people who consider themselves professionals? What a joke.

The fact is, it’s not about the law, it’s about power. Power substitutes as the law when politics enter. Look no further when Newsom is on television. He’s attempting to project power for political gains. And if you think those people in their so-called “judicial council” don’t have a means to their ends, think again. They are nothing more than political lap dogs for the governor.






Not surprised
Danville
on Apr 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm
Not surprised , Danville
on Apr 22, 2020 at 1:39 pm
7 people like this

This SOB needs to kept behind bars. Not only did he hi jack a car, he injured a police dog while resisting arrest. He is a POS!!


robber
Tassajara Hills Elementary School
on Apr 24, 2020 at 8:56 pm
robber, Tassajara Hills Elementary School
on Apr 24, 2020 at 8:56 pm
4 people like this

gotta love them liberals


Huh?
Danville
on Apr 27, 2020 at 6:37 pm
Huh?, Danville
on Apr 27, 2020 at 6:37 pm
1 person likes this

The Chief Justice is the head of the judicial council. I'd say she is pretty well-qualified...


Malcolm Hex
San Ramon
on Apr 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
on Apr 27, 2020 at 11:45 pm
3 people like this

At Huh?

The Chief Justice is, as you say, “pretty qualified?” Really? In what way? Better yet, explain to me how her “qualifications” support releasing criminals? She is part of an elite political club that uses the law as cover.

If she is so qualified, then tell me why a federal judge told her and the other asshole, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, that it is unconstitutional to force people in California to go through a background check to purchase ammo. Chief Justice Tani Gorre Cantil-Sakauye, Becerra, and Newsom got their asses handed to them on this one - and rightfully so.

The bottom line is that Judge Tani Gorre is more interested in releasing criminals to the streets. She and the rest of her crew don’t give a damn about a citizen’s right to defend his/her self.

Abraham Lincoln said it the best: “Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” Gorre, Becerra, and Newsom don’t have character, they are characters.




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