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Mondary car burglary suspects arrested

By awoodall
Monday, March 8th, 2010 at 6:22 pm in Crime/Courts, Oakland Police Department.

 Oakland police have arrested three people believed to be responsible for a spate of auto burglaries discovered early Monday morning. Officers Melissa Geraci, Jamin Creed, Russell Mederios and Delmar Tompkins were called out to Cleveland Avenue and Radnor Avenue on a report of a vandalism that had just occurred. There they found several vehicles with their windows smashed, police said. Officers contacted the owners of some of the victims’ vehicles and determined that several auto burglaries had occurred.
A short while later, Officers Geraci and Mederios spotted a vehicle blocking a driveway and parked the wrong way in the 600 block of Hillgirt.  Before stopping the vehicle, officers saw someone jump into the nearby bushes, police said. Officers conducted a vehicle stop and made contact with a female sitting in the driver’s seat, police said. Police said they found a man and a male juvenile male hiding in the nearby bushes. All three were detained on suspicion of auto burglary, according to police. When officers conducted a search of the suspect vehicle, they discovered items from some of the nearby auto burglaries, police said.
All three suspects were taken to the Criminal Investigation Division where they were interviewed by investigators.
Two of the suspects admitted to their involvement in the burglaries, police said. The other suspect refused to speak to investigators. The arrestees were identified as Wilber Montano, 18-years-old, Deysi Lovo, 22-years-old and a 17-year-old male, all from Oakland, according to police.
Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact the Oakland Police Department Assault Section at (510) 238-3426.

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