Three arrested in Pinole residential burglary

Three arrested in Pinole residential burglary
Photo of the suspect vehicle courtesy of the Pinole Police Department

Three of four suspects believed to have been connected to a residential burglary in Pinole were arrested Thursday following a police pursuit.

Just before 2 p.m., an alert citizen called police after seeing two suspects enter the backyard of a home in the 3600 block of Ponderosa Trail, police said. As responding officers set up a perimeter, the homeowner arrived home, prompting the suspects to flee from the house and enter waiting silver Lexus.

Pinole police broadcast a description of the Lexus, which fled onto Interstate 80 and then eastbound Highway 4. A Hercules officer who happened to be in Martinez spotted the Lexus on Highway 4 approaching Alhambra Avenue, police said. The suspect vehicle exited on Alhambra Avenue and was involved in a single vehicle collision.

The vehicle’s four occupants fled on foot, prompting Hercules police, Martinez police and the CHP to set up a perimeter. Three of the suspects were located and taken into custody, but the fourth got away. Stolen property from the burglary was found in the Lexus, police said.

The apprehended suspects are John Woods, 24, of Redwood City; Jhacorieo Rooney, 25, of Oakland, and Justin Dorsey, 30, of San Francisco. All three were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility and charged with residential burglary. Woods and Rooney were also charged with violation of probation.

Anyone with information regarding this crime or similar incidents is encouraged to call the Pinole Police Department at (510) 724-8950.