Four Gun Shots Heard & Garbage Can Fire (Hercules Police Calls)

The following digest of police calls was provided by the Hercules Police Department...


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Outside Assistance:  On February 8, 2013, at 11:30am, Richmond PD requested assistance on SR 4 near I-80. A Richmond PD officer was in-route to the Martinez Detention Facility, when the prisoner was attempted to kick out the rear windows of the Police Vehicle. HPD officers assisted the Richmond officer to get the combative subject under control.

Outside Assistance:  On February 8, 2013, at 3:42pm, Pinole PD reported an attempted robbery occurred at the Bank of America in the 1200 block of Tara Hills. Hercules Police assisted in setting up the perimeter, but the suspect was not located.

Outside Assistance:  On February 8, 2013, at 13:57pm, an Officer was on his way back to the Hercules, from the above Pinole incident.  He was flagged regarding a vehicle on fire at the I-80 off-ramp to Pinole Valley Road. The Officer remained on scene until the Fire Department arrived.

DISCHARGING A FIREARM: On February 8, 2013, at approximately 1137 p.m., HPD officers were on a traffic stop in the parking lot of 800 Willow Avenue when they heard 4 gun shots in the nearby area.  The four shots were followed by one single gunshot. Officers checked the area but did not see any person or vehicle leaving the area.  Businesses in the area seemed to have normal activity.  One caller said they heard five gun shots from the area of Brighton or Chelsea.  An area check was conducted and ammunition casings were located in the parking lot on the south side of Willow Food and Liquor.  One witness said he saw muzzle flashes coming from a black compact vehicle.  The witness was not able to identify any suspect, or give a good description of the vehicle.  Officers contacted other business patrons in the area and no one saw the shooting. 

Miscellaneous Investigation: On February 9, 2012, at 1:50 pm officers contacted four adult subjects at the top of the staircase connecting Valley Run and Sycamore Ave. The subjects all admitted to smoking marijuana. No contraband was located and all subjects were released.

Residential Burglary: On February 9, 2012, at 4:09pm, Officers responded to the 100 block of Fir Ct.  The reporting party said an unknown subject(s) broke into their house, between 9:am and the time of call. The point of entry was a through a rear sliding glass door.

Miscellaneous:   On February 9, at 4: 56pm, Officers responded to the 100 block of Mandalay. The reporting party said her husband verbally threatened her.  She stated she wanted a report for documentation only as she is attempting to obtain a restraining order and kick out order.

MISCELLANEOUS INCIDENT: On February 9, 2013, at 8:46 p.m., HPD Officers were notified of a garbage can fire in the area of the 900 block of Sycamore Avenue.  An officer responded and the fire was put out by the Fire Department.  At 10:30p.m. Officers were notified of a second garbage can fire at the bus stop at San Pablo Avenue and Hercules Avenue.  The fire department also extinguished this fire.  Both fires appeared to have been intentionally set. 

DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL/DRUGS: On February 9, 2013, at 1150 p.m., an Officer made a traffic stop at Viewpoint and Willow,  The driver displayed objective signs of being under the influence of alcohol. 21 year old Ilya Newlin, of Rodeo, was arrested for Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol. Newlin was issued a citation and released to a responsible party.  


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