A 23-year-old man has been arrested in Martinez after a traffic stop near Amador Ct. and Tahoe Cir., and police say they’ve recovered property taken during burglaries in neighboring cities – namely Pleasant Hill, Walnut Creek, and Lafayette.
During a search of the vehicle, the Martinez officer located numerous tools and electronics, and the suspect, 23-year-old Michael Dehaydu, admitted to the officer that some of the items in the vehicle were from recent burglaries he had committed, according to investigators.
Dehaydu was arrested at the scene after the officer corroborated some of the items were stolen. Dehaydu also later admitted to having additional stolen property in a storage facility, police said.
Martinez Police Detectives then responded to a storage facility in Pacheco, where more stolen property was recovered, according to police.
Based on the initial stages of this investigation, it appears that property recovered was from crimes committed in several neighboring cities including Pleasant Hill, Concord, Walnut Creek, Orinda, Lafayette, and Berkeley. It is believed the recovered property could be connected to more than 10 vehicle and residential burglaries, police said.
Dehaydu was transported to the Contra Costa County Jail and booked for numerous charges including Identity Theft, Possession of Stolen Property and Burglary. His bail has been set at $130,000.00.
If you have any information regarding this investigation, please contact Detective Baillie at 925-372-3451.