Danville police, following up on a tip from a citizen, rounded up a carload of Pittsburg residents this week, arresting them on a variety of charges.
In a release issued by the department Friday, Lt. Allan Shields reported that the department received a call from a citizen at 4:56 p.m. on June 3, the resident telling officers of a vehicle that appeared to be casing the area of Macomber Road. A license place number was given and officers stopped an Oldsmobile Aurora with a matching plate, quickly determining that the driver of the car was operating the car on a suspended license.
Investigation of the driver and passengers revealed several violations and all four were taken into custody. Arrested were:
- Driver Mark Christopher Pike, 39, of Pittsburg, was charged with possession of counterfeit currency, felony probation violation, driving on a suspended license and possession of burglary tools.
- Passenger Tiffani Johnson, 33, of Pittsburg, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and several outstanding warrants.
- Passenger Phillip John Fierro, 41, of Pittsburg, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of drugs.
- Passenger James Maurice Ector, 32, of Pittsburg, possession of stolen property, felony probation violation and misdemeanor probation violation.
All four were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility, according to Shields, who stressed the need for continued cooperation between citizens and local police.