On Wednesday, the Pittsburg Police Department announced the arrest of Rolando Aquino who was wanted for the murder of Mark Gretler on July 27th of last year. Aquino has been on the run ever since the murder and had a $1,000,000 warrant for his arrest.
Last July, during the investigation Detectives were able to determine the victim, Mark Gretler (61 years old) and suspect Rolando Aquino (61 years old), where roommates at the residence and have had confrontations in the past. It was determined during a confrontation Friday Aquino shot Gretler and then fled the residence in his vehicle.
Detectives were able to locate witnesses and review city video surveillance form both the City of Pittsburg and the City of San Pablo to aid their investigation. Aquino was later seen on the City of San Pablo’s video surveillance system exiting his vehicle near the San Pablo Casino.
Aquino, who was identified as the suspect shortly after the murder, was tracked down by the Pittsburg Police Investigations Division in the City of Oakland. Edna Aquino, a 60-year-old family member, was also taken into custody as an accessory to the murder.
Anyone with additional information should contact Detective Jacob Stage with the Pittsburg Police Department at 925-252-6972.
For the original article on this last July, click here.