Oakley Police Talk Man Down Who Threatens to Shoot Up Black Bear Diner, Police Station

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On February 2 just around 1:30 pm, Oakley Police officers responded to a report of a male who threatened to shoot Black Bear Diner followed by shooting the Oakley Police Station.

Officers located the suspect nearby who was reportedly suffering from mental illness. Officers talked the man down and he remained calm until AMR arrived on scene — at one point putting his arm around an officer.

Oakley Police confirmed they had one interaction with the man about 4-months ago and he is known to officers. They said they hope he receives the treatment he needs.

No one was injured in the incident and it ended peacefully. No weapon was located.

Contra Costa County Health Services:

The 24-hour Behavioral Health Access Line is an easy-to-use resource for mental health and substance use services. Call toll-free 1-888-678-7277 for:

  • Questions about mental health services and supportive recovery resources for substance use disorders.
  • Assistance finding services.
  • Insurance questions and referrals to low-cost and sliding scale services if uninsured.
  • Be prepared to answer questions on your needs and provide your Medi-Cal or other insurance information.
  • Language interpretation services are available. Call during business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) weekdays for quickest service.

Other 24-hour lines:

  • Crisis and Suicide
    Hotline: 1-800-833-2900
    211.org: dial 211
    Free national hotline for referrals to social services
    Psychiatric Urgent & Emergency Care

George & Cynthia Miller Wellness Center – Behavioral Health
25 Allen St., Martinez, CA 94553
925-313-7940
Short-notice/same-day behavioral health appointments
Psychiatric Emergency Services
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
925-646-2800

For more information on Contra Costa Health Services: https://cchealth.org/mentalhealth/


8 COMMENTS

  1. Mental illness is very different and not like having kidney or liver disease or arthritis. It really cannot be cured by it’s very nature. Medication might help IF the person has someone around to make sure they take it regularly! In many cases, that is not possible. So, what would the police do if this person started shooting up the patrons dining at the Black Bear Diner? How many people would he kill before he was stopped? This is why places which cater to the public MUST have a means to protect those patrons.

  2. Yes restaurants should carry guns to defend the patrons. You sir are a fucking idiot. Let’s get more guns out in the public and maybe a disgruntled waitress grabs it and kills people. Everyone should be armed and we should be able to just kill anyone we want to. Go back and hit the crack pipe one more time and hail to your Nazi flag

  3. What if Starvos meant bullet proof glass or special doors or some other sort of security means?

    Why do folks always race bait and go straight to “guns bad”; they’re not great either so don’t spin it like I’m leaning this way or that. The question is warranted. The statement I just read is so NPC I had to comment. It was a question, an honest one. Why do you assume Starvo’s implications? You didn’t ask. How CAN Black Bear protect it’s patrons? Especially if the guy threatening decides to act. I would love to hear potential solutions.

  4. People with a clean record and can obtain a ccw, right on!

    Those that are against guns are pawns on a chess board and are Expendable. Sounds cold but, it is reality in the world today. Think about it.

  5. What if Starvos meant bullet proof glass or special doors or some other sort of security means?

    Why do folks always race bait and go straight to “guns bad”; they’re not great either so don’t spin it like I’m leaning this way or that. The question is warranted. The statement I just read is so NPC I had to comment. It was a question, an honest one. Why do you assume Starvo’s implications? You didn’t ask. How CAN Black Bear protect it’s patrons? Especially if the guy threatening decides to act. I would love to hear potential solutions.

    Good luck getting a CCW in this country with it’s anti-citizen Sheriff.

  6. First of all the guy was already in the building. What good would bullet proof windows be? Get a fucking clue we know what he meant so stop trying to manipulate the situation.

  7. My mom was dropping me and my friend off at her house and we saw him walking to Black bear dancing to his head phones, we didn’t even think that would happen

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