Responding to an "excellent description" from a neighbor, Lafayette police arrested a trio of alleged burglars from Vallejo working the Walnut Lane neighborhood Wednesday morning.
"The neighbor provided an excellent description of the subject and the vehicle that was following him," stated Police Chief Eric Christensen in an LPD news release.
At about 6:55 a.m. Wednesday, officers were called to the 3300 block of Walnut Lane for a report of a bicycle theft that had just occurred from a neighbor. The neighbor said the man who had taken the bicycle was walking down the street opening mailboxes and removing their contents, police reported.
According to the news release:
Officers made contact with a vehicle in the area and three subjects. Investigation revealed that they had stolen the bicycle and were found to be in the possession of additional stolen property from the neighborhood.
Lafayette Police arrested the following:
- Michael Thornton, 29, from Vallejo.
- Staci Blanton, 39, of Vallejo, and
- Jessica Colcleaser, 36, of Vallejo.
All were booked at the Martinez Detention Facility for receiving stolen property, petty theft, conspiracy and possession of drug paraphernalia. Blanton and Colcleaser are being held in lieu of $120,000 bail. Thornton is being held for a probation violation; his status is no bail.