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Prosecutors charge Pinole man in Walnut Creek Rolex robbery

40-year-old arrested last week for June 2 incident at gas station on Mt. Diablo Boulevard

The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a 40-year-old Pinole man in connection with a Rolex watch robbery in Walnut Creek in June.

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Kalelle Lamar Dawson is charged with alleged possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of marijuana for sale following the June 2 robbery.

Walnut Creek police arrested Dawson on Sept. 1. Dawson, a convicted felon, allegedly possessed a firearm with its serial number removed, ammunition, and marijuana for sale. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The robbery, which took place at a gas station on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, was one of several cases involving robberies or attempted robberies of Rolex watches in recent months. Two men were arrested last month after an Aug. 11 robbery attempt at the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek.

Shaune Walter Rogers, Jr., 34, and David Lopez, 33, allegedly approached a married couple and demanded the husband's silver and gold Rolex as the couple were walking to their car after eating at a restaurant, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

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Lopez and Rogers allegedly pistol-whipped the husband several times when he resisted, according to prosecutors. The victim's wife then used an SUV to block in the suspects when they tried to leave in a stolen car. The suspects then reportedly rammed the SUV several times before leaving the area.

They were arrested shortly afterward about a mile away by Walnut Creek police officers who were assisted by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office helicopter. According to court records, both are still in custody.

Rogers, whose bail is set at $1 million, faces six charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to prosecutors.

Lopez, whose bail is set at $940,000, is facing four charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

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Prosecutors charge Pinole man in Walnut Creek Rolex robbery

40-year-old arrested last week for June 2 incident at gas station on Mt. Diablo Boulevard

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The Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office has charged a 40-year-old Pinole man in connection with a Rolex watch robbery in Walnut Creek in June.

Kalelle Lamar Dawson is charged with alleged possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of marijuana for sale following the June 2 robbery.

Walnut Creek police arrested Dawson on Sept. 1. Dawson, a convicted felon, allegedly possessed a firearm with its serial number removed, ammunition, and marijuana for sale. He was booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

The robbery, which took place at a gas station on Mt. Diablo Boulevard, was one of several cases involving robberies or attempted robberies of Rolex watches in recent months. Two men were arrested last month after an Aug. 11 robbery attempt at the Ygnacio Plaza Shopping Center in Walnut Creek.

Shaune Walter Rogers, Jr., 34, and David Lopez, 33, allegedly approached a married couple and demanded the husband's silver and gold Rolex as the couple were walking to their car after eating at a restaurant, according to the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office.

Lopez and Rogers allegedly pistol-whipped the husband several times when he resisted, according to prosecutors. The victim's wife then used an SUV to block in the suspects when they tried to leave in a stolen car. The suspects then reportedly rammed the SUV several times before leaving the area.

They were arrested shortly afterward about a mile away by Walnut Creek police officers who were assisted by the Contra Costa County Sheriff's Office helicopter. According to court records, both are still in custody.

Rogers, whose bail is set at $1 million, faces six charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and being a felon in possession of a firearm, according to prosecutors.

Lopez, whose bail is set at $940,000, is facing four charges, including conspiracy, with enhancements for using a firearm and causing great bodily injury, attempted second degree robbery, assault with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Comments

Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 12, 2022 at 9:14 am
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 12, 2022 at 9:14 am

Not Kalele's "first rodeo."Web Link

Citizen Details
Arrest Name Kalelle Lamar Dawson
Address XXXXXXe cir (VERIFIED)
City, State Pinole, CA
Age / Gender 40 / Male
Race Black
Hair / Eyes Not Available / BROWN
Height / Weight Not Available
Arrest Details
Arrested For 182(A)(1) - Conspiracy To Commit A Crime
459 - Burglary
496(A) - Receiving Or Concealing Stolen Property
Arrest Date August 18, 2016
Release Date Not Available
Bail Amount Not Available
Arrest Location Not Available
County of Arrest San Francisco
Source San Francisco County Sheriff


Darin Lassiter
Registered user
another community
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:31 pm
Darin Lassiter, another community
Registered user
on Sep 13, 2022 at 3:31 pm

There are too many convicted felons and repeat offenders out on parole or in ineffective diversion programs.

It is time to get tougher on violent felons as rehabilitation is nearly impossible.




Malcolm Hex
Registered user
San Ramon
on Sep 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
Registered user
on Sep 17, 2022 at 7:37 pm

So, Kalelle Dawson was already a convicted felon at the time of his arrest. My, my, no surprise there. Mr. Dawson will receive a lengthy prison sentence for armed robbery with a prior felony conviction of a firearm. Oh, how sweet it is!

The pendulum is beginning to turn back in favor of the law folks. More needs to be done of course, but at least thug life understands that there are consequences for their actions.

Nice job Paul on the description of thug life.




Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 17, 2022 at 9:37 pm

Malcolm:

All too frequently, "the media" fails to include these "descriptions," and mugshots. I understand the law as regards juveniles, but this guy is 40 years old. I just think that the public deserves to get "a complete picture" where criminal activity is concerned. It gives the average citizen valuable information and improves their "situational awareness" if you get my meaning.


Lenora Peters
Registered user
Walnut Creek
on Sep 20, 2022 at 8:59 am
Lenora Peters, Walnut Creek
Registered user
on Sep 20, 2022 at 8:59 am

Wouldn't pictures (i.e. a booking shot) also be informative?

There are many shades of skin tones and variances in facial features.


Gina Harris
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm
Gina Harris, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 20, 2022 at 1:05 pm

If the 'thugs' were from more affluent communities, perhaps they would have chosen other more productive outlets like academics and sports.

Maybe the more upscale and predominantly white Contra Costa County cities need to consider creating an outreach program where upper middle class families rescue troybled kids from impoverished neighborhoods in a concerted effort to steer them in the proper direction.

This would also involve instilling real values by downplaying the allure of shallow material consumer goods like BMWs and Rolexes.


Malcolm Hex
Registered user
San Ramon
on Sep 23, 2022 at 8:52 am
Malcolm Hex, San Ramon
Registered user
on Sep 23, 2022 at 8:52 am

But thugs do not generally come from more affluent communities, do they? So, what’s your point? The fact is, you want someone else to take the reigns and steer at risk youth in a better direction. In other words, the affluent community should carry the burden?

It all starts at home Gina. You can’t blame affluent communities, or their desire to wear Rolexes and drive BMW’s if they so chose. Instead, you take the onus off the criminal and make it sound like it’s the fault of the very community thug life wishes to harm.

There are plenty of young people that come from bad neighborhoods who don’t commit crime. The certain few that do, are simply criminals. Can some of those kids be helped, sure. But it’s not up to the “affluent community” to play the role of mom and dad.


Paul Clark
Registered user
Danville
on Sep 23, 2022 at 10:29 am
Paul Clark, Danville
Registered user
on Sep 23, 2022 at 10:29 am

Spot on Malcolm,

Gina places the "blame" for the crimes we are seeing on "the affluence of the victims." Give me a break! For too many today, another "government program," is always the "solution." It's like treating an illness, rather than "preventive care." Passing out "clean needles," rather than arresting and jailing all who violate our drug laws. Just take a short walk down Mission St. in San Francisco, near Moscone Center, if you dare! You end up wondering just how bad crime has to get, before the "Ginas" start voting for law enforcement to be allowed to do their jobs.


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