Hercules Police Weekend Blotter: Residential Burglary, Drunk in Public

The Hercules Police Department selected and wrote the following items. 

Saturday, Nov. 30

Auto Burglary: On November 30, 2013, at about 11:27am, an officer was dispatched to the 800 block of Willow Ave to investigate a report of an auto burglary that just occurred. The reporting party said she and her husband stopped at the Burger King, at approximately 11:24am.  The husband parked and locked the car in the center aisle directly across from the main entrance to Burger King.  When the husband returned, a few minutes later, he saw a suspect standing between the passenger side door, of his car, and the driver’s side of a white Honda Civic (no plates) which was now parked to right of their vehicle.  The driver’s door to the Civic was open and the victim’s right rear, passenger side, window was smashed. The victim’s luggage was removed from their back seat and was on the ground.  The suspect was putting the wife’s bag into the Civic.  The husband tried to stop the suspect but fell over his luggage.  The suspect backed his vehicle out and fled out of the parking lot.

Public Intoxication:  On November 30, 2013 at 3:15pm a citizen called 911 to request a welfare check, on an individual sleeping in the driver's seat of a green pick up, in front of the Willow food and liquor. Officers contacted 50 year old Mauricio Flores, of Hercules, who was sleeping in the driver's seat of his vehicle. Flores was woken, by the officers, and displayed objective signs/symptoms of intoxication. Flores was placed under arrest for Public Intoxication and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

Residential Burglary: On November 30, 2013, at 8:40 pm, officers were dispatched to the 200 block of Starling for an in progress burglary. The victim arrived at the residence at about 8:35 pm and he saw that the lights inside the residence were on. He parked his vehicle in the driveway and he left his wife in the vehicle. The victim walked into the residence, through the front door, and saw that the residence was ransacked. He heard the suspect run out the rear sliding door.  The victim then saw the suspect climb over the side gate, of their residence, run west bound on Starling towards Pheasant. The suspect was described as an African American male, 16-18 years old, wearing a black hoodie. Pinole’s Police K-9, and the County Helicopter assisted in an area check, with negative results. The time frame was 1:30 pm – 8:35 pm. The suspect gained entry into the residence through a kitchen window. The suspect used a pry tool to gain entry into the locked garage door for inside the residence.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Lost or Stolen License Plate:  On December 1, 2013 at 9:32 a.m. an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Nutmeg Ct. to take a report for a lost or stolen license plate.  The reporting party stated the rear license plate to his Silver ’00 Toyota 4Runner was stolen from his vehicle sometime between 3 p.m. yesterday and the time of call this morning

Warrant Arrest:  On December 1, 2013 at 12:10 p.m. Hercules Officers were at Creekside Center on a previous call.   An officer saw 33 year old Tonya Gatlin walking toward the exit, near the 1500 Block of Sycamore Ave.  The Officer remembered Gatlin had 3 outstanding Misdemeanor Warrants.  After the warrants were confirmed an Officer found Gatlin inside Rite Aid and took her into custody.  She was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

Warrant Arrest On December 1, 2013 at 3:14 p.m. an Officer did a traffic stop, on W/B I-80 E of Pinole Valley Rd.  The driver, 26 year old Francisco Naranjo-Soto of Concord, was found to be driving on a suspended.  He also had an outstanding Felony Warrant issued on 10/19/13.  Naranjo-Soto was arrested and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. 

Mental Health Evaluation:  On December 1, 2013 at 5:28 p.m. an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Marsala Ct. regarding an adult male subject who stated he was thinking of hurting himself.  The male met the criteria for a Mental Health Evaluation and was transported, by ambulance, the County Regional Medical Center.



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