Martinez Police Officers responded to the 800 block of Robinson for the report of a residential burglary in progress at 11:27 a.m. Monday, arriving in time to see three young men fleeing from the the residence.
Two juvenile subjects were apprehended in the immediate area, police said. The third adult subject, identified as Derrick Spragan-Rubin, fled across the creek and into the Martinez Junior High School basketball court area. School was in session and the campus was immediately put on lock down.
Spragan-Rubin was apprehended in a residential area near the Junior High School after crossing the creek, running through the school yard, and exiting the school grounds. Spragan-Rubin was detained by Interim Police Chief Ghisletta who was in the area in an unmarked police car. Once Spragan-Rubin was detained and confirmed to be the individual fleeing from the scene of the burglary, the school lockdown was lifted.
While conducting a secondary search of the area, officers located a backpack containing electronic items the homeowner identified as being taken from the residence. This backpack was discarded in the creek as the suspects were fleeing.
This is another case of MPD working with alert community members who immediately contacted the police department to report suspicious activity. Remember, if you see something suspicious; please contact MPD dispatch either by calling the main dispatch line at (925)372-3440, or 911 if you think there is an emergency.