Ed. Note: This story replaces an earlier posting which reported that a vehicle used in a recent Orinda robbery had been identified and stopped in Oakland after a police pursuit. The vehicle in question was wanted for a recent shoplifting incident, not a robbery, in which an Orinda police officer was nearly hit as the driver sped away. News24/680 regrets any confusion caused by that story.
From the Office of the Sheriff:
On Monday, March 1, 2021, at about 4:13 PM, an Orinda police officer conducting a walkthrough of a drugstore on Orinda Way was alerted by employees that a person was fleeing after stealing items. The officer chased the suspect on foot in an attempt to apprehend him. The suspect entered a vehicle in the parking lot. The officer tried to open the driver’s door. The suspect struck the officer with his vehicle before fleeing on westbound Highway 24. The officer suffered minor injuries.
Detectives from the Orinda Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff were able to identify the suspect.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, at about 8 p.m. the suspect was spotted in the City of Richmond. The suspect fled leading deputy sheriffs from the Sheriff’s Office J-Team on a pursuit on westbound Highway 80. The suspect vehicle became disabled on Adeline Street in Berkeley. He was arrested by deputies after a foot chase.
The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Delvente Murry of San Francisco. He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, felony evading, obstructing a peace officer, and probation violation.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant S. Valkanoff of the Orinda Police Department at (925) 253-4217. For any tips, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org<mailto:email@example.com> or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.