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Jeweler kills robbery suspect from Hercules

The Hercules man was shot by a Vallejo store owner during an attempted armed robbery.

Police are looking into an attempted armed robbery at a Vallejo jewelry store that ended in the suspect being shot on Thursday. 

At 12:52 p.m., police responded to reports of a robbery at Carillo's Jewelry Store on the 500 block of Broadway Street. Reports said the owner's wife called the police hysterically saying  that someone had been shot.

According to the Vallejo Police Department, the couple said the man had jumped over the counter, pulled a handgun and entered the jewelry store's office.

Police say the owner, who was in the office,  felt his life was in danger and shot the suspect.

Police describes the suspect as a 37-year-old man from Hercules. His identity is being withheld pending notification of his relatives.

The San Francisco Chronicle reportst reports say that the store is owned by Cesar and Marivel Carillo, according to public records.

The Vallejo Times-Herald reports the couple were taken into police headquarters for questioning and that there plans to review surveillance tapes inside the store. The paper also reports that this is the city's third homicide in 2012.

Bay City News contributed to this report.

Glenn Abraham May 04, 2012 at 07:04 AM
So, a Hercules thug commuted over the strait to terrorize Vallejo, a city that declared bankruptcy and that drastically reduced police protection. This may be our best warning to do neither, to not declare bankruptcy in Hercules, and to rebuild the Hercules Police Department. A few weeks ago, another thug from Hercules chose to unleash his violent breakyourselfmotherf****r armed-robbery-cum-attempted-murder right here at Creekside. If we don't rebuild our police force, we may find more local Hercules thugs making the same choice that the Creekside gunslinger did, and do their shopping locally. Another argument, I think, against the catch-all scope of Measure O (spreading its revenue over everything, including youth sports and recreation) and in favor of a tightly-worded police-protection-only fiscal measure in November. Where do all of our local thugs come from? We don't know the address of the thug who tried to commit murder at Creekside, because he's a little minor, and so has to be protected. Tonight's armed robber was (until he was shot dead tonight) an adult thug, his name will be released, his address can be located. We can all withhold judgment for the moment, but I doubt very much that we'll find that this guy was the head of a middle class family in the Birds. We don't yet know where he lived, but we should find out, and apply the lesson to the city's current plan to build massed apartment complexes...with their inevitable low-income housing.
Jeffrey Boore May 04, 2012 at 04:36 PM
@Glenn Abraham - It is a common mistake of logic to draw conclusions about statistical trends from anecdotes. A single incident of attempted robbery means nothing for our ability to correlate the size of a police department with the likelihood of violent crime. Secondly, I hardly think that expensive, upscale apartment complexes catering to professional people, with their onsite gyms and business offices and their granite countertop-style kitchens are likely to attract people inclined to thuggery. Perhaps your financial circumstances have allowed you to look down on anyone who lacks the resources to buy a house, but mine have not. Many people of moderate means who rent their homes are good, descent, hard-working, responsible neighbors.
Ben May 04, 2012 at 06:20 PM
Amen Glenn, Whether the thugs are from Hercules or from our neighbors I think is mute. The point is they're here. I don't see little quiet Hercules rubbing off on our neighboring ghettos, I think the opposite is more likely. I also think all the happenings in city development will only accelerate this. No doubt we need help to change this fate. My opinion of putting upscale apartments where they're not needed or wanted is; they'll start out fabulous for the few who can afford them, then when they've not all been filled and bills need to get paid by the owner, prices will drop. Then we'll have ghetto fabulous apartments for a while, then when non ghetto seekers get tired of ghetto fabulous, the apartments will eventually turn just plain ghetto and they will end up trashed and cheap. I hope this doesn’t happen, but I also want to make clear that it is entirely possible and you can’t say no one thought this would happen, when it does. I rented for a long time before I purchased my house in Hercules, but that doesn’t change the fact that all types will be looking to take advantage of any given opportunity. Sorry Jeffrey, but I've lived my entire life here in a 10mi radius and even if the trends aren't visible to you they are clear as day to me.
Glenn Abraham May 04, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Ben, I don't think the upscale apartments of Sycamore North will pose any threat, at least not for a long time. The rest of the schemes will. The other parts of the plan are for clustered apartment complexes across from Sycamore North, and a similar cluster on Parcel C. Nobody is saying that these will be upscale. The one thing we can say with certainty is that their populations will be transient; and, being transient, not particularly invested in the longterm issues of Hercules. We can also say with confidence that a lot of the occupants will be living in government-subsidized housing. But, as for your notion of upscale housing being degraded over time by its occupants: Cabrini Green was pretty upscale (at least for its time) when it was built. It looked really nice until the people moved in. Of course, those occupants were never upscale (Cabrini Green was never intended for people with money), and the degradation didn't begin over time, but rather, instantly. For now, I think the proper comparison for the proposed Sycamore North upscale+10K-retail plan is more to the new apartments in Emeryville than to Cabrini Green. Once the cheap apartments are built and surround Sycamore North, and the character of the neighborhood changes entirely, and the upscale tenants flee (as renters so easily can), we can return to the comparison with Cabrini Green. Political correctness ruins neighborhoods. Sometimes, the result is lethal.
Selina Williams May 04, 2012 at 07:39 PM
Glen, Please listen to Jeffrey and stop demonizing ALL renters. For the record, I know several home owners who are thugs and some home owners whose children can be described as thugs. Some of these folks are middle class. In LA for example, there are drug dealers who own ginormous houses. You don't know they are there until the DEA and swat teams arrive. As a former Jersey girl, I can tell you the mob lives everywhere and many live upper class lives. But, they are thugs. Also, by my measure, the professional liers, swindlers and self serving idiots that have subverted the will of the people and bankrupted Hercules are thugs. This morning in Bayside a car passed by with all black windows and this lettering on them: www.thug.com. Well, I didn't think to myself, well, those must be renters! I looked up the site and it is a gangster rap web site. Me being a classical, jazz, country, folk music lover, don't get me started about that!
Mr. b jAXON May 04, 2012 at 07:59 PM
Low income housing has nothing to do with being a jack-Ass, as it is clear social divide, class status and privilege, the have and ..have nots...the us, them and those people syndrome. A sad community as most are, based on selfish agendas. Get more, get quick, with no attempt to uplift your neighbor or support the very place you call commUNITY. The very spirit and passion of many dedicated too caring and trying to make a difference is too often overlooked as greed and grandstanding runs rampant among the pretenders and show-boaters. True passion goes well beyond taking credit. Anyway I'm tired, but I find peace in knowig my heart. A quest many should seek as they pretend their way through this thing we call LIFE.
Sarah Creeley May 04, 2012 at 10:44 PM
I agree with you b. Low income housing is not the problem. It was supposed to be a solution. I know many members of my own family, including me, who could benefit from low cost housing. I love my condo, got it at a good price, and I don't think I could ever afford a house on the hill. I'm okay with that. What I am not okay with is the classist assumptions and presumptions about how a person's income relates to one's worth as a human being. The Hercules Chamber of Commerce chose and recognized me this year as Educator of the Year 2012 and as Woman of the Year 2012. Many people who believe in public service, and who who aspire to go above and beyond to serve our community were honored. To see a short video on those who were honored search Hercules Awards Dinner 2012. If these awards were based on my earnings, I wouldn't have won it. I know many amazing people, people like Fred Jackson from Richmond, who was on the March 4 Education with me in 2004. Many, many people who have made a difference could be thought of as "low income", but is that how we want to think of ourselves? Aren't we all more than the amount of money we earn? I believe we are all important. Every one of us.
Glenn Abraham May 04, 2012 at 11:03 PM
Sarah, low-income rental housing will bring into Hercules more people from the Iron Triangle than from Pacific Heights. I'm pretty sure that there are more violent criminals in the Iron Triangle than in Pacific Heights. Yes, I know: insider trading. A terrible crime. I would still feel more comfortable with a corrupt stocktrader next door than I would with a violent robber. Martha Stewart frightens me less than the Creekside Breakyourselfmotherf****r Robber.
Samuel Adams May 04, 2012 at 11:52 PM
I'm BACK! So some fine citizen from Hercules decided to rob the wrong person. BTW was he a martian, pitbull or Darth Vadar? Not that it matters the next time I see someone tap on my window dressed up like Darth Vadar asking to use my I phone I can give a description. Nuff said
Glenn Abraham May 04, 2012 at 11:57 PM
This time, try not to say something stupid that will make us all look bad. We're trying to make a serious and valid point here.
Giorgio C. May 05, 2012 at 12:11 AM
The deceased "has a "lengthy criminal history" including arrests for robbery and assault with a deadly weapon." http://www.contracostatimes.com/news/ci_20550560/hercules-man-shot-dead-by-vallejo-jewelry-store
Glenn Abraham May 05, 2012 at 12:59 AM
This story has a happy ending. That lengthy criminal career has been terminated. Usually it doesn't turn out so well. Usually crimes of this sort are followed by a string of new victims left bloodied and traumatized, before the "solution" is applied, a solution which results in the waste of money-better-spent-on-schools used to house the thug while he becomes buffed, more embittered, and more highly skilled at the practice of his chosen career. Chosen.
Giorgio C. May 05, 2012 at 02:42 AM
CHP involved in shootout in Pinole Kaiser parking lot a couple of hours ago. http://pinole.patch.com/articles/chp-officer-shoots-suspect-driving-stolen-car-in-pinole And our city council has been laying off police officers? Seriously?
Glenn Abraham May 05, 2012 at 03:11 AM
But, fear not: Measure O revenues will be earmarked for youth sports and recreation. Seriously.
Joseph Catindig May 05, 2012 at 05:17 AM
Glenn, there will be an oversight committee for Measure O. If it passes, you should join it to make sure none of the money from this measure would ever go to youth sports and recreation.
Glenn Abraham May 05, 2012 at 05:22 AM
Thanks, Joseph. If that oversight committee has any power, I WILL join it...to make sure that that maximum possible amount of the money goes to police protection and crime investigation. I'll still agitate for another fiscal measure, on the November ballot, which will be limited to funding the police.
Giorgio C. May 05, 2012 at 02:25 PM
Joseph, With all due respect, I personally would like to see the budget document numbers before voting yes on anything. This document has not been released yet. The city recreation program is large, very large. I still am wondering how much of it is truly self-sustaining. The following verbiage is from the swim team registration form: "The City of Hercules Parks and Recreation Department normally doesn’t allow special arrangements, however since we value the Piranhas Swim Team and our customers we have provided the Hercules Piranhas Payment Arrangement Plan." I am not opposed to favors or help for the team, but this tells me that some programs are getting special support that others did not receive. This is unfair. Such actions warrant a thorough audit of the Park and Recs program before the June vote.
Joseph Catindig May 05, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Giorgio, There is a minimum number of swimmers to make our team self-sufficient. If we don't reach that number, there will be no Piranhas for the season. We lost a lot of families over the past few years because of the economy. We have the highest fee to join a swim team in our league....almost $400 per child and comes with a discount if siblings join. To help out some of the families financially, the aquatics director back then started this payment plan. The fee is cut down to 2 payments instead of a full one. Families who avail of this plan do not get a discount and is not a financial assistance in any way or form. Fees were increased again this year. The kids only practice 4 days instead of the usual 5 because there are no city services on Fridays. So, we are actually paying > for <. Despite of all these issues, the Piranha season must go on! The kids look forward to each season that comes...and the parents too. I haven't used this plan personally but the way the fees are increasing, we might have to avail of it in the future. My son, now 13, has 5 more years of eligibility to swim. We now have at least 50(fees paid) swimmers which is way more than the minimum. That said, we have a Piranha team this season. Usually, close to the start of the league meets and invitationals, sign-ups pick up. Hope this clarification helps. Looking forward to seeing you donning a Piranha red shirt in the near future 8). Joe
Glenn Abraham May 05, 2012 at 04:21 PM
Joseph, I think that, by now, you know that I'm totally pro-Piranha. I also believe that police protection is a higher priority than a swim team, and that until the Hercules P.D. is restored to proper strength (before word gets out, and Hercules becomes a poorly-protected magnet for criminals), a program like Piranhas should be totally subsidized by the parents of those kids who choose to participate. The Piranhas is a good program which benefits a portion of the community, police protection is an essential program which benefits everyone. When the city recovers financially, thought should be given to subsidizing the Piranhas.. Until then, all roads should lead to the police.
Giorgio C. May 05, 2012 at 05:42 PM
Joe, My father comes from on of the poorer areas of Chicago. My uncle still lives right next to Midway airport. Some of the neighborhoods aren't so nice, but the parks are. When growing up, they always had access to sports programs, many in place because of support from the city. The children benefit greatly from these programs. I do want the same for our kids here. Still, I want to see the numbers for myself. The handling of the police layoffs has caused me to question how our city is currently being managed by our council and manager. Some of the communications from the city manager suggest that this tax will only prevent future police layoffs, not restore any of the lost officers. I find this unacceptable, especially for the safety of our kids. Regarding the Piranha team, I want my daughter to see them and to meet you soon. All I ask is that you do not judge her (or my wife) by my own comments or actions:>) They are better people than I am. Thanks for the great work you are doing, Joe. Giorgio
Joseph Catindig May 05, 2012 at 07:22 PM
@Glenn and Giorgio, we've been through this back and forth before and I don't know how much clearer I could get with my explanation. This will be the last time I will post about the team. It's becoming too redundant I think. Piranhas are not subsidized by Hercules even if the kids represent her when they swim against other cities. Again, swim team or not, the upkeep and maintenance of the swim/recreation center still needs to be done in a regular basis. Also, they have to pay staff to manage the facilities, run the different programs that the city offers year round. This is where the resources go. Now, I don't know how the teen center works financially. You all want the city to save money then close the whole damn thing. End the programs. Drain the pool, padlock the gym/teen center and throw the keys away. Like I've said before, the swim team will still exist whether there is a Hercules swim center or not. There are other pool centers in the area where the kids can practice for a fraction of what the team is paying currently. Now, if you want to see number per number, you should contact/email Pedro Jimenez and he can give you a better explanation, I hope 8). It's not my job.
Joseph Catindig May 05, 2012 at 07:22 PM
@Giorgio, I am one of the nicest guy you could ever deal with in person. There's no reason for me not to be. @Glenn, regarding the police, I'm with you my friend. One thing though, even if Piranha is subsidized by the city, I don't think it would be close to being significant in terms of saving one police officer's job.
Susan D.Keeffe May 06, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Glenn, I agree. A measure specific to funding the Hercules PD should be tried for the November election.
Carol May 09, 2012 at 10:39 PM
I have been waiting for his momma to come and say what a good boy he was and he didnt deserve this.
Glenn Abraham May 09, 2012 at 11:34 PM
He was 37. Even Mama Williams might have given up on him a few decades ago. I hate to think of how many victims Tremont Dejuan Williams created in those decades, before finally meeting a victim who was properly armed.
Sarah Creeley May 14, 2012 at 10:20 PM
Glenn, I grew up in Marin County and went to high school at Mt. Tamalpias High School in Mill Valley. Tupac Shakur attended Tam, too, FYI. Guess what, Glenn? The most crime came from kids who lived in the rich neighborhoods breaking and entering. We lived in a strange place, a too usual, but at the same time strange place, where people lived in areas with others of primarily the same race; Bolinas, where I grew up, white, and Marin City where Tupac lived, black. When I came to Hercules I loved it that every culture from around our whole world is here. This is where I came to raise my daughter, because of that. So when you disrespect a neighborhood, not really knowing who lives there, I do take offence. Apparently, I'm not alone.
Glenn Abraham May 14, 2012 at 10:27 PM
Selina, I never said ANYthing about ALL of ANY group. We're speaking of populations. A population of 2,000 renters, peppered with a goodly selection of low-income subsidized housing and Section Eights, WILL generate more crimes (either onsite or elsewhere) than a population of 2,000 homeowners from the Birds. Anecdotes are completely unhelpful. Yes, there are some rich thugs. Yes, there are disadvantage people who overcome those disadvantages and become valuable citizens. So what? The fact remains that if you build rental housing for 2,000 tenants, you will create a transient population which commits more crimes than 2,000 middle-class folk living in homeowner-occupied homes. You will also, with the homeowner population, all of whom have a stake in the future of the city, have a more engaged population than you will with the transient rental population, most of whom are ready to move on when something better, somewhere else, comes along, or when their Hercules neighborhood goes bad. 30 days notice, and you've solved your problem. You prove nothing with your rich drug dealer in the ginormous house. We're not talking about building a ginormous house. We talking about creating new populations. Greetings to Charley Davidson, who already disagrees with me on another issue.
Laila Kearney (Editor) May 14, 2012 at 11:40 PM
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