Motorist spots burglary in progress, calls Pleasanton police

Suspects were seen kicking in door at Diamond Court home

An alert citizen reported a residential burglary that occurred Monday, and now four suspects are in custody.

Pleasanton police received a call from a motorist who was eating lunch in his car reporting what he felt was a burglary in progress shortly after noon. The motorist said that he had just seen four men kick in the door of a residence on Diamond Court and go inside.

Officers went to the scene and surrounded the house as three suspects came out the front door. One suspect was immediately arrested and the other two fled on foot. Officers caught one man in the home's backyard and another was caught shortly after. A fourth suspect was found in a car on Sunol Boulevard and arrested.

In searching that car, a black Cadillac Escalade, police found stolen property that had been taken in another residential burglary earlier Monday.

The suspects arrested were 26-year-old Jacob Ryan Crozier, 26; Ignocincio Lopez Jr., 30; Dominic Carillo Lopez, 21, Andreas M. Buford, 19. All suspects are from Sacramento.

"This is an excellent example of how an alert citizen can aid the police in apprehending criminals," Police Chief Dave Spiller said. "Thanks to the keen observation of the reporting citizen and his willingness to report suspicious activity, four suspects are in jail and their victims will get their property back."

The investigation is on-going. Anyone with additional information is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.


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Posted by Sue
a resident of Valley Trails
on May 6, 2014 at 9:23 am

Awesome job by both the citizen and the police!

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