Pair Tied to 13 Park District Auto Burglaries Arrested

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

The East Bay Regional Park District Police Department announced the arrest of two men in connection with multiple auto burglaries throughout Contra Costa County.

According to Park District Police, they arrested Brian Ray of Bay Point and Daniel Gillaspy of Antioch who were connected to at least 13 burglary cases since December 1, 2023.

Recently, Ray and Gillaspy were arrested on warrants from their agency and have been booked into the Martinez Detention Facility.

2023 California Vehicle Theft Facts:

In 2023, 202,802 vehicles were stolen, at an estimated total value of $1.8 billion. This is a 2.1 percent increase from the 2022 total for vehicle thefts statewide. The average rate of vehicle thefts in 2023 was approximately one vehicle every 2 minutes and 36 seconds with an average loss of $8,876 per stolen vehicle. Of the 202,802 vehicles stolen in 2023, 44.2 percent were personal trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUV), 41 percent were automobiles, 5.8 percent were commercial trucks and trailers, and 4.3 percent were motorcycles. All other vehicles (e.g., recreational vehicles, construction and farm equipment, special construction) accounted for 4.7 percent of thefts Approximately 21.6 percent of all vehicle thefts occurred in the San Francisco Bay Area (Alameda, Santa Clara, San Francisco, San Mateo, and Marin Counties). Of the vehicle thefts in the San Francisco Bay Area, 53.8 percent occurred in Alameda County.

In 2023, for the second time, the top three stolen automobiles were:

2015 Kia Optima 2000 Honda Civic 1998 Honda Civic

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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.

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