ORINDA, Calif. (KRON) — Police in Orinda are still searching for a residential burglary suspect in a neighborhood on Lloyd Lane off Moraga Way Tuesday. Two other suspects were arrested in connection to the same incident, KRON4 has confirmed.
Units from the Orinda Police Department were dispatched at about 8:23 a.m. Tuesday on a report of a suspicious person on Knickerbocker Lane. Officers located a vehicle associated with the subject in a driveway at a residence on Lloyd Lane, according to the Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office.
Officers went to check the vehicle and confronted three suspects exiting the residence’s front door carrying multiple items stolen from the residence, allegedly. The suspects immediately dropped the items and fled, police said.
One of the suspects was apprehended immediately. He was identified as 30-year-old Dennis Windham of San Francisco. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on burglary, conspiracy and resisting arrest charges.
Orinda police, with assistance from Lafayette, Moraga and Danville police, formed a perimeter. The second suspect was found hiding under a shed and taken into custody. He was “uncooperative,” police said, and has not been identified.
The third suspect remains outstanding.
According to the residents of the home that was burglarized, the suspects entered the home and tried to steal some items but were interrupted by police. A crowbar was found at the scene and is now considered evidence.
Video from the scene showed Orinda police officers using a K-9 to search for the suspect.
The activity resulted in the temporary closure of Moraga Way, but it has since reopened, according to the City of Orinda. The activity also caused transit delays, according to a tweet from the County Connection transit agency.
Glorietta Elementary School, which is located at 15 Martha Road, about two miles from the BART station, was placed under temporary lockdown as a precaution.