On New Years Day at about 1:38 pm, Brentwood police officers were responding to the 800 block of Greenstone Court to investigate a home invasion robbery that just occurred with four suspects fleeing the scene in a vehicle.
Officers intercepted the suspect vehicle near the intersection of Central Blvd. and Fairview Ave. The occupants discarded a loaded .45 caliber pistol from the vehicle, evaded capture and abandoned the vehicle in the 1500 block of Autumn Valley Way where they attempted to flee on foot.
Officers quickly located the vehicle and contacted Antonio Tafoya (20 years of age – Pittsburg) and a male juvenile (16 years of age – Pittsburg) leaving the area on foot and matching the suspect descriptions. Tafoya and the juvenile were detained and then positively identified by the victims.
Brentwood PD detectives responded to assist with the investigation. They obtained additional information and determined at least two of the suspects were known to the victims. These two suspects were recently present as welcome guests in the victim’s residence indicating the victims were not randomly selected.
The firearm was recovered and a third suspect was identified as Alvin Patterson (18 years of age – Brentwood). Patterson was located and arrested in the 2100 block of Sand Creek Road.
Tafoya, Patterson and the juvenile suspect were arrested for armed robbery and false imprisonment.
The investigation is ongoing and detectives are currently working on leads to identify the fourth suspect. Anyone with information related to this incident is asked to contact Detective Aguirre at (925) 809-7726.
Editors Note: A third subject (photographed below in the camouflage sweatshirt and beanie) was taken into custody yesterday for questioning on Fairview and San Jose Dr, but was later released after witnesses confirmed he was not involved in the home invasion. He was taken into custody for approaching the police vehicle trying to make contact with the subject detained while also fitting the description of one of the subjects involved in the home invasion–we have chosen not to include photographs which show his face.