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Contra Costa County serial burglary suspect arrested

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff on Thursday detained a man suspected of a series of burglaries in Central Contra Costa County over the last few months, totaling over $300,000.

With the help of the Tehama County Sheriff Department and the California Highway Patrol, the suspect has been identified as 26-year-old Gilberto Ramirez of Merced. He is currently being held in Merced County jail on charges of burglary, felony evasion and weapons violations, according to a Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Department press release.

As part of an ongoing investigation, detectives determined a suspect for the string of robberies and obtained a warrant for his arrest, alongside search warrants for his residence and vehicles associated with the burglaries.

Investigators requested that the Tehama County Sheriff’s Office conduct a traffic stop on Ramirez’s vehicle on Thursday, after spotting him driving on I-5 near Corning. The man did not yield to the traffic stop, leading officers on a pursuit.

CHP assisted in the pursuit, which ended in a vehicle crash. Ramirez fled on foot following the crash. A juvenile was also in the vehicle and was taken into custody but was not publicly identified.

Other law enforcement agencies in the Bay Area are investigating if the same suspect is linked to burglaries in their jurisdictions.

The investigation is currently ongoing. Police ask anyone with any information on this case to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2600. For any tips, email: or call (866) 846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.