Concord Police Release Photo of Wanted Suspect for Attempted Murder and Arson

Press Release


On December 20th, 2017 at 2:42pm, an occupied motor home was reported to be on fire in the 1800 block of Solano Way in the City of Concord. Fire and police personnel arrived and found that citizens had rescued a man from inside the burning vehicle.

The victim was transported to the hospital and remains in critical condition.

Investigation showed that the fire was intentionally set and the suspect has been identified as 30-year-old Martha Javier (AKA Gabby Javier). Javier is currently wanted on an outstanding warrant related to this investigation.

If you see Martha Javier or know of her whereabouts, you are asked not to approach her and immediately notify your local police department or dial 911.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact Detective Shawn Phalen at 925-603-5858. If you would like to remain anonymous, you may contact our confidential tip line at 925-603-5836. (395/413)


  1. Whats wrong with people? Who was left inside, an elderly person? Was she a caregiver? And Ive never understood why cops wait so long to release wanted photos, but I hope they catch her.

    • They do that so the suspect doesn’t know they are looking for her. Once they become unsuccessful they post. Now she knows and may flee if she hasn’t already.

  2. Nice work CPD and ConFire Investigators! I hope she is caught soon and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

    • Yea George, a 30 year old felon is equivalent to a high schooler wanting to attend college. Stay on your fishing boat and off the computer.

      • No fishing boat here. Just a born and raised working Californian citizen paying his fair share in taxes.

  3. Am I the only one who noticed her mugshot was taken when she was naked? Come on Contra Costa County! lets get some clothes on her before we take pictures of her! Or not 🙂

  4. The “gang (or bang) related” Nick is back. What’s up with lighting motor homes on fire?

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