Weekend Police Blotter: Residential Burglary, Bank Scam, Vandalism

The Hercules Police Department selected and wrote the following items.

Friday, Dec. 6

Prisoners Pick-Up And Transport:  

1. On December 6, 2013, 21 year old Perry Pernell Thomas Jr, of Stockton was picked up from San Joaquin County Jail on a $5000 misdemeanor warrant. The warrant was for a case from this agency.  He was transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.

 2. On December 6, 2013, 26 year old Raymond Ivan Hernandez, of San Pablo, was picked up from Santa Rita Jail on a no bail felony warrant for a case from this agency.

Found Property: On December 6, 2013, at 3:18pm an officer recovered a purse from the manager at the shell gas station, on San Pablo Ave.   It was left there weeks ago. The Purse contained personal items and ID’s for the owner. The purse was placed into found property.

Possession of a Burglary Tool: On December 6, 2013, an officer conducted a pedestrian stop in the 1100 block of Williams. 29 year old Irene Marie Vargas was determined to be on searchable probation, out of Contra Costa County. Vargas was associated with a silver 2001 Acura CL, which is registered to her. During a probation compliance check, a crowbar was located in the back seat of the vehicle. Vargas was arrested for Possession for Burglary Tool.  She cited for and released.

Possession of a Control Substance: On December 6, 2013, 8:21 pm, officers were dispatched to Circle K, in the 800 block of Willow Ave for a report of a male subject, who had been in the restroom for over thirty minutes.  The adult male contacted and was in possession of the substance, believed to be controlled, and glass pipe. The male was arrested for Possession of a Controlled Substance. He was later released pending further investigation.

Saturday, Dec. 7

Domestic Violence/ Warrant: On December 7, 2013, at 12:42 am, officers were dispatched to the bowling alley, 1580 Pinole Valley Rd. for a report of a domestic violence incident, which occurred in the 100 block Devonwood, in Hercules. Officer talked the male half of the incident.  He stated he and his wife had a verbal argument at their residence. He said that his wife charged him and scratched his neck. 37 year old Percy Jackson was determined to have a $5,000 warrant for driving under the influence. He was arrested and transported to the Martinez Detention Facility. Officers contacted the wife, who denied any physical altercation took place at their residence. Mr. Jackson did not want prosecution.  A case was taken for domestic violence.

Theft by False Pretense: On December 7, 2013 a resident from the 1000 block of Waverly Cir. reported being a victim of a scam. The reporting party said he saw an internet job announcement, for an at-home receptionist/office assistant position and he responded to it. Soon thereafter he received a Citibank check to cover the cost of equipment and material needed for the position. He was instructed to deposit the check into his own bank account, , then withdraw the funds and re-deposit into the “vendor’s” account (at another bank) to cover the cost of the equipment and material. The victim’s bank released the funds the same day he deposited the check. The victim then deposited the money into the “vendors” account. The victim received another check, for $4,999 a higher amount, with the same instruction. Because of the amount the victim’s bank did not immediately release the funds. In the time it took the second check to clear, the first check was determined to be fraudulent. The second check was also fraudulent. The victim’s bank is holding him responsible for the amount of the first check and has taken action to recoup the money from the victim’s account.

CRIME PREVENTION TIP:  Scam arrests will often send people checks (“you just a lottery; I am going to buy your E-Bay item; I am hiring you to do a job and here is seed money); then ask that the person send a portion of the check to them or someone else (for taxes on the lottery; transportation expenses; or for supplies; etc). When someone wants you send them money back it is almost always a scam; do not do it.

Petty Theft: On 12/7/13, at about 5:04 PM, an officer was dispatched to the 100 block of Pearce Rd.  The reporting party stated she had been the victim of a theft, which occurred in the Lucky parking lot.  The reporting party said she parked her 2003 Jaguar, unlocked, in the parking lot of Lucky on 12/7/13, at about 4:00 PM.  When she returned to her vehicle, at about 4:20 PM, she found some of her personal items on the ground.  When she opened the door she found that her Disabled Placard and I sheet of postage stamps were missing. 

Residential Burglary PC 459: On December 7, 2013 at 10:07 PM a resident, from the 800 block of Dover, reported his home was burglarized between 8:00 and 10:00 PM. Entry was made by shattering a rear window with a flower pot. The Suspect(s) took a sleep apnea machine and a brief case containing documents.

Sunday, Dec. 8

False Registration Tab – Towed Vehicle:  On December 8, 2013 at 3:28 p.m. an officer stopped a Tan ’84 Toyota Camry, on Sycamore Ave. near Civic Dr, for expired registration (September 2012) and for having a false 2014 year tab.  The 2014 year tab was found to be a counterfeit tab.  The adult male driver, of San Pablo, was cited and released. The Camry was towed

Mental Health Evaluation: On December 8, 2013 at 9:24 PM Hercules units were dispatched the 100 block of Wadi Run for an out of control male juvenile. Officers contacted an intoxicated male juvenile, arguing with his parents. The juvenile stated that he wanted to hurt family members.  He was determined to meet the criteria for a Mental Health Evaluation.  He was transported, by ambulance, to the County Regional Health Center

Monday, Dec. 9

Vandalism: On December 9, 2013 at 1:40 AM a Hercules resident called HPD to report two Hispanic males dressed in all black damaged two large planters and a statue on his porch before running away. An area check was conducted and no subjects were located.



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