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Danville police investigate second recent theft at local Ace Hardware

$1,100 in tools, cellphone of employee taken in Sunday afternoon incident; suspects at-large

The Danville Police Department is investigating a reported theft at Ace Hardware on Camino Tassajara and looking for information on three suspects accused of stealing $1,100 in tools from the store and the cellphone of an employee.

On Sunday, officers responded to a reported verbal altercation just before 4 p.m. at 3438 Camino Tassajara, and determined that three men had stolen tools from the store, with one getting into an altercation with, and stealing the cellphone of, an employee who took pictures of the license plate of the vehicle the suspects fled in, according to police. The employee sustained minor injuries.

Police are seeking information related to the vehicle, described as a tan-colored Chevy Trailblazer. The assailants were described each as men approximately 30 years old -- one described as a 6 feet tall, 220 pounds of Hispanic descent wearing a white t-shirt and black pants and hat, while the two others were each said to be about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds of Asian descent wearing Golden State Warriors jerseys.

It marked the second high-profile theft incident at the hardware store near Blackhawk in the past two weeks.

On Nov. 25, a shoplifting incident at the same Ace Hardware location went on to turn into a kidnapping and carjacking incident, according to police, when one of the three shoplifting suspects in that incident allegedly went on to force himself into a person's vehicle at knifepoint after fleeing the store.

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Danville police investigate second recent theft at local Ace Hardware

$1,100 in tools, cellphone of employee taken in Sunday afternoon incident; suspects at-large

by / Danville San Ramon

Uploaded: Mon, Dec 6, 2021, 6:52 pm

The Danville Police Department is investigating a reported theft at Ace Hardware on Camino Tassajara and looking for information on three suspects accused of stealing $1,100 in tools from the store and the cellphone of an employee.

On Sunday, officers responded to a reported verbal altercation just before 4 p.m. at 3438 Camino Tassajara, and determined that three men had stolen tools from the store, with one getting into an altercation with, and stealing the cellphone of, an employee who took pictures of the license plate of the vehicle the suspects fled in, according to police. The employee sustained minor injuries.

Police are seeking information related to the vehicle, described as a tan-colored Chevy Trailblazer. The assailants were described each as men approximately 30 years old -- one described as a 6 feet tall, 220 pounds of Hispanic descent wearing a white t-shirt and black pants and hat, while the two others were each said to be about 5-foot-9 and 150 pounds of Asian descent wearing Golden State Warriors jerseys.

It marked the second high-profile theft incident at the hardware store near Blackhawk in the past two weeks.

On Nov. 25, a shoplifting incident at the same Ace Hardware location went on to turn into a kidnapping and carjacking incident, according to police, when one of the three shoplifting suspects in that incident allegedly went on to force himself into a person's vehicle at knifepoint after fleeing the store.

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Paul Kersey
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Danville
on Dec 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm
Paul Kersey, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 6, 2021 at 8:34 pm

It's time for a new Police Chief in Danville! A great police department starts at the top. This chief has practically no street experience and I doubt he's ever made a felony arrest. Morale is so low It's pathetic. I've talked to several officers and it's the chief's lack of experience and leadership which translates to low or no motivation. Most say he's more interested in doing his little TV show than preventing crime. Please bring in a leader who leads by example.




































Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Dec 7, 2021 at 8:40 am
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 7, 2021 at 8:40 am

Paul Kersey

More is needed than just a new Chief. It's long past time for Danville to join San Ramon and establish its own police force separate from the County Sheriff. It is the only way to get law enforcement that comports with the needs and wishes of the residents of Danville. I am just waiting for the lawsuits to be filed against The Town of Danville by the families of the two men shot to death by Danville PD officer Andrew Hall.


Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Dec 9, 2021 at 8:47 pm
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 9, 2021 at 8:47 pm

Now there's this:

Two suspects arrested for theft of over $15,000 in merchandise from five Bay Area Home Depots in one week
December 9, 2021 |


Two suspects were arrested Wednesday morning in connection with the theft of over $15,000 in power tools and other merchandise from five Bay Area Home Depot stores in the last week, a public information officer with the San Ramon Police Department said.

Police received the call from managers of the Home Depot on Crow Canyon Road in San Ramon just after 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning. According to the police spokesperson, employees were already familiar with the pair of suspects.

“They had stolen from enough Home Depots in the Bay Area that they were circulating flyers in the stores,” the officer said. “One of the employees recognized them as repeat offenders.”

Employees monitored the suspects inside while police set up a perimeter in the parking lot. Upon taking the suspects into custody and searching their vehicle, police discovered the pair had stolen an additional $3,000 worth of merchandise from a Brentwood Home Depot the day before.

A 29-year-old suspect from Concord is on parole for “weapons and stolen property-related charges,” while another 30-year-old suspect from Pittsburg is “on felony probation for possession of stolen property,” according to a statement from the San Ramon Police Department.

A search of the suspects’ vehicle revealed narcotics, USPS mailbox keys, stolen mail, fraudulent credit cards and other tools police believe to be stolen, according to the statement. Police also found recent receipts from Home Depot stores in Martinez, Antioch and Pittsburg with transactions placed from the fraudulent credit cards, the spokesperson said.


Malcolm Hex
Registered user
San Ramon
on Dec 9, 2021 at 8:48 pm
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
Registered user
on Dec 9, 2021 at 8:48 pm

Hey Kersey, why don’t you praise the work of your local law enforcement department instead of knocking them? BTW, morale is low because people like you would rather pick it apart instead of praising badge staff for doing their job.


Kerry Sloss
Registered user
Danville
on Dec 15, 2021 at 6:33 am
Kerry Sloss, Danville
Registered user
on Dec 15, 2021 at 6:33 am

I worked with Chief Shields before he became Chief for the town of Danville. I always found him to be very motivated toward solving crime, working with the public and creative.


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