Home Brentwood After Several Hours of Throwing Rooftop Tiles, Disturbed Man Arrested

After Several Hours of Throwing Rooftop Tiles, Disturbed Man Arrested

by ECT


On June 30, at around 6:30 pm, Brentwood police were dispatched to Bauer Rd after a man was reportedly out of control and making threats to family members. Upon police arrival, the subject threw a hammer at the responding officer and after a short chase, the subject climbed up onto a roof.

The responding officer quickly called for backup after several items including roof titles were being thrown. Several other officers then responded. After about 30-minutes, all units were called and proceeded to surround the home as the subject continued to throw roof tiles and was yelling at police, neighbors and onlookers while using foul language.

During a near 3-hour time period, roof tiles were thrown at family members, neighbors, police officers, vehicles, police vehicles, windows, garages, and the street. Prior to police arriving on scene, the suspect damaged the inside of the home which was not specified, but police used the term “substantial”.

Eventually, police did talk the subject down from the roof and took the man into custody. The subject had cuts to his feet and hands from pulling off the tile—it should be noted, on Saturday, Brentwood PD also talked another subject off a bridge on San Jose Ave.

According to Brentwood Police Sergeant Anthony Oerlemans, the subject was arrested for assault on a police officer, felony vandalism, and was taken to Contra Costa County Psychiatric Hospital for observation.

Kudos to the Brentwood Police Department for talking the subject down and further ensuring the safety of the community.

The photographs below are graphic and viewer discretion is advised as it shows  blood. We contemplated posting many of these photos for a few days, however, due to the safety of the community we decided to post them as the person was a major safety threat to not only his family and neighbors, but also to the police department. It should be a warning that when someone is acting out of character to let trained professionals talk down the subject.

Again, please use discretion when viewing the photographs. A link to our YouTube video is also provided below the photos.

Video Interview with Brentwood Police Sergeant Anthony Oerlemans


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Rob Saw Jul 3, 2013 - 9:39 am

Holy crap!!! Glad no officers were hurt. I think the 5150 tattoo on his back says it all. Nice coverage as usual.

Andrea Jul 3, 2013 - 9:41 am

I hope this country begins to have an open and honest debate over mental health. This is just one of many reasons why we need reform and get people help.

Julio-Antioch Jul 3, 2013 - 5:49 pm

Governor Ronald Reagan did no one a favor when he eliminated the mental help programs we had.

lauren Jul 4, 2013 - 9:57 am

And why have the 2 subsequent democratic presidents not reinstated the mental health programs? Not sure re-opening the mental asylums that were rampant with abuse and mistreatment is the solution to someone obviously under the influence of drugs. We have a horrible meth problem that no one is willing to admit because the users do not fit our stereotype of the usual drug user.

Medium Rare in East County Jul 4, 2013 - 11:55 am


Medium Rare in East County Jul 5, 2013 - 6:35 pm

I should have qualified my ^^^THIS^^^ with “I agree with the part about having a Meth problem. I know nothing about the state of mental health programs.

Shrek1969 Jul 5, 2013 - 2:09 pm

Thank You all you Brainwashed Libbie Kool-Aid Drinkers out there for reminding us that EVERYTHING is not just Bush’s fault, but Reagan’s fault too!!!!!!

Easy Reader Jul 4, 2013 - 11:23 am

Glad no one was hurt. If this guy is truly mental, I hope he gets the help he needs. If he isn’t mental, I hope he gets plenty of jail time.

Maria Perez Aug 14, 2013 - 11:51 am

This person needs treatment. I feel sorry for his family!!!

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