The Oakley Police Department issued a series of updates Thursday regarding recent crime from stolen tables at Skipolini’s to prowlers being taken into custody to items being recovered at a homeless encampment.
Here is what police released
TABLES STOLEN FROM SKIPOLINI’S RECOVERED BY OAKLEY POLICE
On Sunday, February 14th, at around 4:45 a.m., four marble tables were stolen from outside Skipolini’s Restaurant. Skipolini’s staff reported the theft to the Oakley Police Department on Tuesday, February 16th. Oakley Police Detectives gathered evidence and were able to identify a possible suspect vehicle. On Friday, February 19th, officers made contact with the suspect, Pablo Martinez of Baypoint, and were able to recover the four tables which were in two different locations. Skipolini’s was glad to have the seating back for their customers.
OAKLEY POLICE ARREST TWO SUSPECTED OF PROWLING TO COMMIT THEFTS
On Friday, February 1st at approximately 1:45 a.m., officers were dispatched to the area of Kegan and Beldin Lane reference unknown males walking up to parked vehicles and pulling on door handles -an apparent attempt to gain entry to steal valuables. The reporting party also advised that the males were associated with a white Chevy Tahoe.
Oakley police arrived on scene and searched for the vehicle, remembering that just the night prior a vehicle with a similar description was reported to be acting similarly. The men and the vehicle were located in the area of Beldin Lane and a preliminary investigation discovered burglary tools and also led to the discovery that both men were wanted on parole and probation violations. They were taken to the county jail and their vehicle was impounded.
The Oakley Police Department appreciates the continued collaboration and vigilance of its community and would like to take this opportunity to remind you to always lock your doors and take or hide your valuables. Hide It – Lock It – Keep It.
On Monday, February 22nd, while conducting homeless outreach and notification, Oakley Police Officers discovered a large encampment just outside the city limits. Upon making contact they recognized several large items, including a motorhome, which had just recently been reported stolen, as well as other items that were described as being “found” by those in the encampment. Officers recovered and returned the stolen items as well as the found property.
The Oakley Police Department would like to take this opportunity to remind its community to keep track of and write down all the serial numbers and unique identification numbers for their valuables, including but not limited to bicycles, generators, trailers, electronics, and other items. This assists in returning property when it is reported stolen.
PUBLIC ANNOUNNCEMENT – INTERNET CRIMES AND SCAMS
The Oakley Police Department would like to remind the community to be vigilant and educated on crimes often perpetrated against the elderly. Often, during tax season, criminals will either call or email advising that they are from the IRS and requesting payment, or something horrible will occur.
Other times they’ll claim that the police department will arrive and arrest you. The Oakley Police Department DOES NOT arrest anyone for tax issues. Furthermore, if anyone asks you to pay a fine or a fee with gift cards – it is a scam. DO NOT PAY.
There are several other common scams that can be located at this FBI link: https://www.fbi.gov/scams-and-safety/common-scams-and-crimes. This is also the best place to report these types of crimes in addition to educating yourself and your loved ones.
As always, if unsure, please feel free to contact the Oakley Police Department on its non-emergency line, (925) 625-8060. If you’re just not sure, please call – we would be happy to help and educate.
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