On December 9, 2022 the Oakley Police Department investigated a petty theft involving a male suspect who was a 17 year old juvenile. We previously reported on this event, but there have been additional developments.
Our officers took this person into custody and transported him home to be turned over to his foster parent. Under current legal practices transporting juveniles home to a guardian is a common practice when they are arrested for misdemeanor crimes.
While at the home of the foster parent our officer was simply going through the process of releasing the juvenile to the foster parent. The juvenile suddenly attacked our officer by punching our officer in the upper body area. The juvenile also stole the police radio from the possession of our officer and attempted to violently strike our officer with it. Our officer took the juvenile to the ground and attempted to gain control of him. The juvenile violently resisted against our Officer and continued to fight our officer, even to the point of reaching for our officers holstered gun in an attempt to gain control of it.
Other officers arrived and the juvenile was detained. After this incident the juvenile was booked into juvenile hall for a series of violent felony crimes against our officer.
At some point while the juvenile was in custody at juvenile hall it was determined he was also responsible for a violent attack on an elderly female on a San Francisco Muni bus on December 3, 2022. On December 29, 2022 the juvenile was transferred from the Contra Costa County juvenile hall to a San Francisco facility to be booked for the attack on the elderly woman.
“I am proud of my officers for always standing up against the criminal element and taking appropriate action whenever possible. I am grateful our officer is ok and I hope the lady in San Francisco is doing well too. This case simply underscores, yet again, violent crime can happen anywhere and it will continue to do so with so many violent criminals allowed to be in our society. I urge everybody to exercise diligence and awareness as you go about your daily activities. In the meantime the men and the women of the Oakley Police Department will continue working hard to protect potential victims against violent acts.”
~Chief Paul Beard