A pair of apparently unrelated burglary calls – one believed successful, the other under investigation – brought police, their helicopters and dogs on the run Saturday.
The first incident was reported at approximately 3:30 p.m. when an Orinda resident contacted police after burglars made off with several shotguns from the garage of a residence on Bobolink Road. No suspect information was immediately available although a “small, white car” was reportedly spotted leaving the neighborhood.
Later, at approximately 5 p.m., Lafayette police with backup from neighboring jurisdictions responded to a report of a burglary in the 3300 block of Betty Lane. Two persons on the property at the time were detained by police as a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s helicopter orbited overhead.
Nothing was believed taken from the residence and police were reportedly investigating a possible connection between one of the people detained and the homeowner.