A pair of investigations by detectives in the Danville Police Department resulted in the arrests of a 24 year-old Oakland woman and a 29 year-old Bay Point man on Tuesday, March 29th.
Police Chief Steve Simpkins said the first arrest Tuesday stemmed from a February 2011 residential burglary. A residence on Indian Home Road was burglarized with a $3,000 bicycle stolen. The homeowner saw their bike being sold on E-bay. Detectives tracked the sale to a pawn shop in San Francisco and were able to secure the identity of the person who pawned the bike.
After drafting a search warrant, police arrested Nicholas Stewart, 29, of Bay Point. Stewart was charged with Possession of Stolen Property and was taken to the Martinez Detention Facility.
The second arrest came from a tip supplied by US Bank. Danville PD investigators were contacted by the bank after a customer reported a check stolen in San Lorenzo. It was later learned that the check was deposited in Danville, and then cash withdrawn. Detectives were able to identify a suspect and drafted a search warrant for the woman’s Oakland home. Stolen property was recovered during the search and an arrest was made.
Charged in the incident is Robbie Smith, 23, of Oakland. Smith was charged with Forgery, Identity Theft and Burglary. She was also booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Chief Simpkins applauded the efforts of detectives in making the arrests.
“That’s good police work. Our detectives continue to send a message to criminals that Danville is not the place to come and commit crimes” Simpkins stated.
For more information on the cases, contact Det. Brian Sliger at (925) 314-3711 or firstname.lastname@example.org.