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Pair arrested in connection with Alamo home burglaries

Clayton men also accused of break-ins in Orinda

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Two Clayton men are facing multiple burglary charges after their arrest Wednesday while in possession of stolen property, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office spokesman.

James Lipston, 57, and Devaughn Cooper, 25, were arrested just before noon Wednesday while leaving a home near the intersection of Kaitlin Place and Court Lane in Concord, according to sheriff's spokesman Jimmy Lee.

Investigators believe the men are responsible for at least six residential burglaries in Alamo and Orinda.

They are being held at the Martinez Detention Facility and are facing five counts each of first degree residential burglary, Lee said in a news release Friday.

Detectives launched an investigation after they were able to connect a burglary in Orinda to a break-in in Alamo and on Tuesday they began surveillance of the two suspects, Lee said.

Investigators found "a large amount of stolen property" during searches of the men's vehicles and homes and believe the pair might be responsible for other burglaries, as well, Lee said.

Cooper's bail was set at $250,000 and Lipston, who is on parole, is being held without bail, Lee said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the sheriff's office at 925-313-2600 or Anonymous voice messages can be left at 866-846-3592.

— Bay City News Service

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11 people like this
Posted by cerred
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 13, 2020 at 7:43 am

Good detective work. Now to have good prosecution.

13 people like this
Posted by Nick
a resident of San Ramon
on Jan 13, 2020 at 9:07 am

Lipston is on parole, and Cooper has been arrested over 20 times (including serious felonies) since 2015. And he's 25 years old. Put these career criminals behind bars for LIFE.

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