Following a call to Danville Police Department from an alert resident, police arrested four Pittsburg residents on a variety of charges.
Lieutenant Allan Shields said at 4:56 p.m. on June 3, 2014, an officer was dispatched to Macomber Road on a call of a suspicious vehicle. A citizen reported that the vehicle appeared to be “casing” the area and was able to provide a complete license plate.
On arrival in the neighborhood, the officer spotted a dark colored Oldsmobile Aurora with a matching license plate. A traffic stop was conducted and it was determined that the driver was operating the vehicle on a suspended license.
Investigation of the driver and passengers revealed several violations and all four were taken into custody. Arrested were:
Driver Mark Christopher Pike, 39, of Pittsburg, was charged with possession of counterfeit currency, felony probation violation, driving on a suspended license and possession of burglary tools.
Passenger Tiffani Johnson, 33, of Pittsburg, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and several outstanding warrants.
Passenger Phillip John Fierro, 41, of Pittsburg, possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence of drugs.
Passenger James Maurice Ector, 32, of Pittsburg, possession of stolen property, felony probation violation and misdemeanor probation violation.
All four were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
Lt. Shields credited the call from the concerned citizen in helping bring about the arrest.
“Residents can be our eyes and ears in the community,” Shields said. “We encourage the community to let us know if they see something out of place or dangerous.”
For more information, contact Lieutenant Allan Shields at (925) 314-3700 firstname.lastname@example.org.