2 Orinda Burglary Suspects Arrested, 1 Outstanding

LAMORINDA, CA — More information was provided late Tuesday about a burglary in Orinda that led to road closures, a school lockdown and issues with public transportation.

A spokesperson for the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office told Patch that around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday, Orinda police officers were sent to a call about a suspicious person on Knickerbocker Lane.

Officers searched the area and found the suspicious person’s car that was seen earlier on Knickerbocker Lane, Spokesperson Jimmy Lee said. The car was parked in a driveway on Lloyd Lane and when officers went to check the car, they confronted three suspects coming out the front door holding multiple items stolen from the residence, Lee said.

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“The three suspects immediately dropped the items and fled back into the unoccupied residence and out the back door,” Lee said.

An officer gave chase and took one of the suspects into custody.

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With the help of Lafayette, Moraga and Danville police, a perimeter was established around the area and the search continued for the other two burglars.

A San Ramon police K-9 also responded and began to track the area.

Orinda police issued a Nixle alert that Moraga Way was closed because of the police activity and told the public to avoid the area until further notice.

Glorietta Elementary School was placed on lockdown as a precaution.

County Connection notified bus riders that because of police activity, Route 6 buses were not able to enter or exit the Orinda BART station.

A second suspect was eventually found hiding under a shed and was taken into custody. He was uncooperative and has not been identified, Lee said.

A third suspect remained outstanding as of 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Lee said via email.

The first suspect who was arrested early in the incident was identified as 30-year-old San Francisco resident Dennis Jerome Windham, who is on parole for burglary out of San Francisco. Windham was booked into the county jail in Martinez on suspicion of burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest. He remained in custody Tuesday night on a parole hold without bail, records showed.

The sheriff’s office asked anyone with any information on the incident to call the Orinda Police Department at 925-254-6820 or email tips to Orindatip@cityoforinda.org.

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