Hercules Police Log: Week of Nov. 29-Dec. 4

Police respond to domestic violence calls, burglaries.

The following information was supplied by the Hercules Police Department. Arrests do not necessarily equal convictions.

Auto Burglary: On Nov. 29, 2012, at, 8:45 a.m., an Officer was dispatched to the 1100 block of Canterbury for a report of an auto burglary. The victim said that sometime between 9 p.m. last night and 8:30 a.m. this morning, someone entered his locked vehicle and stole his wallet, which contained his driver’s license and his credit card.

Mental Health Evaluation: On Nov. 29, 2012, at, 12:42 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the 2000 block of Tsushima for a report of an out of control bipolar female. When Officers arrived on scene they spoke with a 31-year-old female and determined she was in need of a mental health evaluation. She was transported to Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center by ambulance.

Residential Burglary: On Nov. 29, 2012, at, 5:26 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the 300 block of Shipwatch for a report of a residential burglary. The victim said that sometime between 1:30 p.m. and time of call someone burglarized her home. The suspect(s) gained entry into the residence by kicking in the front door. The take at this time is cash, jewelry and a laptop computer.

Domestic Violence: On Nov. 30, 2012, at 11:22 a.m., Officers responded to the 200 block of Violet for a report of a domestic incident. The 21 year old female reported her 22 year old boyfriend, and father of her child, pushed her several times during an argument. The male was gone when Officers arrived. The female had no visible injuries and declined prosecution. A report was taken to be forwarded to the D.A’s office for review.

Domestic Violence/Criminal Court Order Violation: On Nov. 30, 2012, at 6:27 p.m., Officers were dispatched to the 100 block of Coventry for a report of a male and female arguing inside the garage. Upon arrival, Officers contacted a 45 year old female and a 42 year old male inside the garage. The female stated while she was packing her vehicle getting ready to leave her mother in-law's residence, the male came up to her and shoved her by her neck. Their 19-year-old daughter verified the mother’s account of what happened. The male is also the restricted party of a domestic restraining order which lists the female as the protected party. The male was arrested for domestic battery and violation of a restraining order. He was transported to Martinez Detention Facility.

Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol: On Dec. 1, 2012 at 1:59 a.m., an Officer did a traffic stop, in the 1400 block of Partridge Drive. The driver, 21 year old Sergio Ledesma of Hercules displayed objective symptoms of being intoxicated. Ledesma performed field sobriety tests and was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. After a blood draw he was released with a citation to his father.

Possession of Marijuana for Sale: On Dec. 1, 2012, at 5:47 p.m., a volunteer parking enforcement officer (VPEO) located a vehicle in parking lot in the 1500 block of Sycamore. The vehicle had expired registration and displaying a fraudulent registration sticker. The VPEO discover the vehicle was occupied and saw marijuana in plain view. He requested an Officer respond. Cameron Scott Finn, 24, was identified and was also on searchable probation for drug sales. After a search Finn was arrested for possession of marijuana for sale and a probation violation. He was transported to Martinez Detention Facility.

Public Intoxication: On Dec. 2, 2012, at 5:29 p.m., a citizen reported that a male and female assaulted a store employee in the 1500 block of Sycamore. Officers located two subjects that were determined to be the responsible subjects in front of another business in the 1500 block of Sycamore. The subjects were identified as 19 year old Victor Hernandez of Hercules and 19 year old Sierra Hissom of El Sobrante. The store employee did not desire prosecution. Both subjects displayed obvious signs of being intoxicated. Both were placed under arrest and transported to Martinez Detention Facility.

Warrant Arrest and Mental Health Evaluation: On Dec. 2, 2012 at 9:29 p.m., Officers received a call from an anonymous resident reporting a couple fighting and throwing things in the 800 block of Orion. The reporting party could also hear the male yelling for help. When the first Officer arrived on scene he heard crying coming from the unit. When Officers knocked on the door all noise from the residence stopped. Officers attempted contact at the residence without cooperation from the occupants. Officers forced entry to ensure the safety of the residents. Officers located the 33 year old female and 42 year old male inside. Neither subject disclosed a crime. The female had two citable warrants out of Lake County for theft. She was arrested and transported to HPD on the warrants and held for a mental health evaluation. When the ambulance arrived she was issued a citation for the warrants and was transported to Contra Costa County Regional Medical Center.

Strong-armed robbery: On Dec. 3, 2012, at about 6:44 p.m., an employee at a business in the 1000 block of Sycamore reported a robbery that just occurred. The suspect who was seen walking around the lot earlier in the day, grabbed cash from the register and fled on foot.

Hit and Run Collision: On December 4, 2012, at about 12:03 pm, a resident from North Front and Drake Lane reported a solo vehicle collision involving a 2011 Honda CRV. The driver of the vehicle reportedly exited the vehicle and removed a red Scott road back from the rear compartment and rode away towards Drake Lane. The vehicle was determined to be registered to Dean Karay of Hercules and he was contacted by telephone. Dean Karay stated that his son, Alex Karay told him he was just involved in an accident and left the area to an unknown destination. The Honda sustained significant damage and was towed. Alex Karay was interview the following day regarding the hit and hit collision.

Sexual Assault: On December 4, 2012, at about 12:58 p.m., SRO Wrangham took a case regarding a 15 yr old student from HMHS that reported being assaulted sometime in early November at her home in Hercules. The suspect is a 25 year old male from Richmond, who is apparently a close friend of the family. The case is under investigation.

Theft Report: On December 4, 2012, at about 1:14 p.m., a citizen from the 1900 block of Redwood reported that someone stole an UPS package from their front porch that was confirmed delivered at about 5:48 p.m. yesterday.

Warrant Arrest: On December 4, 2012, at about 3:45 p.m., BART PD requested an outside assistance for a reported physical fight between two subjects. Upon arrival one of the subjects had already left the area on a bus. The second subject, 46 year old James Whorton of San Pablo was determined to have an outstanding no-bail warrant for a probation violation and DUI. Whorton was placed under arrest for the outstanding warrant and transported to Martinez Detention Facility.

Suspicious Circumstance: On December 4, 2012, at about 4:10 p.m., a resident from the 100 block of Kensington Circle reported that he saw a subject reach into his neighbor’s mailbox and began removing articles of mail. The resident stated he has never seen this person before. The resident told the subject to put the mail back and stay there. The subject put the mail back and said, “I’m doing this for my bro” and then walked away towards Santa Fe. An area check was conducted with negative results.

Mental Health Evaluation: On Dec. 4, 2012 at 9:35 p.m. Hercules PD received a call from a business in the 800 block of Willow regarding a male in shorts and a beanie saying he was going to change people. Upon arrival Officers located the male inside the business. He was speaking in a manner that could not be understood and made no sense. He was eventually identified as a 28 year old male of Texas and was currently a transient. He was never able to effectively communicate and was sent to Contra Costa Regional Medical Center for a mental health evaluation.

Selina Williams December 07, 2012 at 07:21 PM
Regarding the hit and run on Front street, what a freaking idiot! He was interviewed? Were citations issued? Is he required to go to traffic school? License revoked for idiocy and blatant disregard for public safety? What!!! He should be arrested! He has been terrorizing Bayside, speeding around ignoring public safety for months! There are children galore in Bayside, riding their bikes, walking dogs. Any of us could have been injured because on one persons stupid and bad behavior. I am so tired of this non-sense and the idiot males that think racing their cars around is somehow "macho" or what ever. Our neighborhood is not a race track! Slow the F down before you kill someone, or, yourself.


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