On July 8, the Brentwood Police Department responded to the Deer Ridge neighborhood for a report of suspicious activity.
Police arrived at Foothill Drive and Saint Andrews Drive where they located four suspects who were later arrested and booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for mail theft and various other charges:
- Justin Hernandez, 31 yr old Oroville resident – Charged with identity/mail theft, unlawful possession of narcotics and probation violation
- Samantha Wheaton, 22 yr old Oakley resident – Charged with unlawful possession of narcotics, possession of burglary tools (shaved keys), and identity/mail theft
- Robert Williams, 39 yr old Antioch resident – Charged with misappropriation of lost property, burglary tools (shaved keys), and identity/mail theft
- Cody Wilson, 22 yr old Pittsburg resident – Charged with unlawful possession of narcotics, possession of burglary tools (shaved keys), identity/mail theft, and he had two outstanding arrest warrants
Brentwood Police Lieutenant Walter O’Grodnick, he credited an alert resident who spotted a suspicious behavior.
“It was exactly that. A vigilant resident spotted a suspicious person in their neighborhood so they called the police. Our officers quickly responded and located a suspicious vehicle leaving the area. The vehicle was stopped and the above suspects were contacted. A search of the vehicle revealed narcotics, burglary tools, and several articles of mail –approximately 54 pieces, identified approximately 24 victims,” said O’Grodnick.