Orinda police are currently processing a car and questioning a suspect in an early morning break-in on Underhill Rd. in which a “significant” number of weapons were reportedly stolen.
Police responded to the area after a homeowner reported someone attempting to enter the residence at approximately 7:32 a.m.
Officers drove up to the house to find the suspect walking across the street to his parked vehicle with an old shotgun slung over his shoulder, according to Police Chief Mark Nagel. The shotgun, believed to be antique, was later determined to have been stolen from the house.
Nagel said his officers ordered the suspect to put his hands up but he continued walking and eventually entered his parked vehicle. Officers ordered him out of the car and the suspect complied. The same suspect was seen attempting to enter another house prior to this event and was unsuccessful, according to police. He matches the description of the suspect given in those incidents.
Police said several guns of various type were located inside the vehicle along with several knives, stolen property, credit cards and various items. Patrick Devine, 34, of Oakland, was arrested and charged with residential burglary, possession of loaded firearms, stolen property and burglary tools, and possession of controlled substance pending testing.