At approximately 1:00 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, officers from the Danville Police Department were dispatched to an alarm at a residence on Castanya Ct, off Ackerman Dr (near El Cerro).
During their response, officers were told a neighbor reportedly witnessed a subject attempting to break into a residence, while another subject appeared to be a “lookout.” When officers arrived to search the house, they found the front door ajar and evidence that the house had indeed been burglarized. The two suspects are described as a black male and a white male dressed in unknown clothing.
At approximately the same time of the burglary, the Danville Police Department also received a report of a suspicious vehicle in the same area where the occupants appeared to be “casing” the neighborhood.
Less than an hour after officers were dispatched to the alarm, Lafayette Police received a report from a resident of a suspicious vehicle that matched the description of the vehicle in the Danville burglary. A Lafayette officer attempted a traffic stop and individuals fled the vehicle on foot. One person was taken into custody. The suspect has been identified as Ibrahim Muhammad, 22, Richmond. Danville police officers responded to Lafayette and took custody of Muhammad.
Muhammad has been charged with residential burglary, conspiracy, probation violation and possession of burglary tools. He was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility.
“This was a situation where everything worked extremely well,” Danville Police Lieutenant Allan Shields said. “The burglary alarm went off, residents reported suspicious behavior to police and our officers were observant and proactive. As a result, both communities are safer today.”
The second burglary suspect is still outstanding.