A series of incidents kept Danville police busy and residents on edge Tuesday as thieves successfully breached one home and appeared to be casing others.
Three separate individuals were arrested, one in Lafayette, after two incidents today in Danville:
According to Lt. Allan Shields, the first incident occurred at 2:50 a.m. near the intersection of Morris Ranch Rd. and Podva Rd. when a police officer stopped a suspicious vehicle. At around the same time, police received a call from a nearby resident reporting two subjects coming to the door and asking for a person who doesn’t live at the address.
The driver of the vehicle, Alan Grana, 45, of Dublin, was determined to have a warrant for his arrest from Contra Costa County on charges of Burglary and Grand Theft. Grana was arrested on the warrant, and also charged with possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license. The passenger, Victoria Vickry, 22, Concord, was charged with possession of a controlled substance, possession of dangerous drugs, possession of stolen property, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving without a license. Vickry and Grana were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
The second incident occurred around 1 p.m. when police were dispatched to a burglary alarm call on Castanya Ct. While the officer was on scene, a witness reported a suspicious vehicle in the same neighborhood and another witness reported seeing two men involved in the burglary. The men were described as an African-American male and a Caucasian male seen fleeing the scene in a light blue Toyota Avalon.
At 1:49 p.m. Lafayette Police received a report from a resident of a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle in the Danville burglary. A Lafayette officer attempted a traffic stop and individuals fled the vehicle on foot. One person was taken into custody. The suspect has been identified as Ibrahim Muhammad, 22, Richmond. Danville police officers responded to Lafayette and took custody of Muhammad.
Muhammad has been charged with residential burglary, conspiracy, probation violation and possession of burglary tools. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Two other men remain at large after an extensive search of the area near Bentley School.
Lt. Shields expressed appreciation for the work done by the Lafayette Police Department. He said that credit also goes to the efforts of sharp-eyed residents who saw something out of the ordinary and reported it to police.
“This was a situation where everything worked extremely well,” Shields said. “The burglary alarm went off, residents reported suspicious behavior to police and our officers were observant and proactive. As a result, both communities are safer today.”