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
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
Short-notice/same-day behavioral health appointments
Psychiatric Emergency Services
2500 Alhambra Ave, Martinez, CA 94553
For more information on Contra Costa Health Services: https://cchealth.org/mentalhealth/