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Unique items stolen in residential burglary recovered

One of the statuaries recovered from a residential burglary on Alhambra Valley Road. (CCCOS / Courtesy)
One of the statuaries recovered from a residential burglary on Alhambra Valley Road. (CCCOS / Courtesy)
Detectives from the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff have recovered most items that were taken during two burglaries that occurred at a home on Alhambra Valley Road in unincorporated Martinez last month.

After the burglaries, the Investigation Division received several anonymous email tips and voice messages on the tip line indicating the location of the stolen property. Detectives went to the location finding numerous bronze statues, whiskey decanters, and other items that were stolen from the residence.

Detectives subsequently executed three search warrants at locations in the El Sobrante area, finding more stolen items.

Detectives arrested 49-year-old Charles Somers of San Pablo for possession of stolen property in connection with the burglaries. In addition, Somers, a parolee, is being held on a parole violation. Somers is currently in custody at the county jail, without bail.

The investigation into the burglaries is continuing. Anyone with any information on this case is asked to contact the Investigation Division at (925) 313-2661. For any tips, please email: tips@so.cccounty.us or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.

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