Two Martinez men are in custody after having been found to be in possession of property stolen in a weekend residential burglary in Danville.
According to Police Chief Steve Simpkins, a residential burglary was reported May 27, 2017 on Tunbridge Rd. Several items were taken in the burglary including two high-end Cervelo road bikes and a wallet.
Detectives learned that a credit card taken in the burglary was used at a McDonald’s restaurant in Pleasant Hill. Police later learned that an individual was attempting to sell a Cervelo cycle. Detectives set up a sting to purchase the cycle, which led to the arrests of Nicholas Paras, 34, Martinez and Dario Gusman, 29, Martinez on Sunday, May 28, 2017.
Paras is charged with possession of stolen property and probation violation. Gusman is charged with possession of stolen property and identity theft. Both were transported to the Martinez Detention Facility.
“I’m very pleased we were able to resolve this quickly and return the bikes to the victims,” said Chief Simpkins. “The combination of good detective work and a solid partnership with the community helped us get two criminals off the streets.”