Those who work within the commercial bail bonds industry will note that $100,000 bail bonds on a burglary charge seems a little bit unusual, but that’s what happened to three suspects who were arrested on this charge last week.
A spokesperson for the Hercules Police Department said they were alerted about the crime just before 8:30 a.m. on the 10th, when a caller told dispatch personnel they heard someone knock at the front door before letting themselves in. The man was frightened, they said, and locked himself in his bedroom while he waited for help to arrive.
According to a report by the Times Herald Online, when police got there the saw the front door had been opened and the inside rooms were ransacked but the suspects were nowhere to be found. The also noted that screens had been removed from some windows and that jewelry was reported to be missing. When the officers left this crime scene they headed to another, where a different caller reported a suspicious-looking vehicle was sitting backed-into a driveway. Someone was still in the drivers seat and the whole things seemed off, they said, but the car sped away as soon as the home security system started to go off.
A spokesperson for the Hercules Police said it took about an hour to capture the trio of suspects. The three women have been charged with burglary and attempted burglary. They are being held at the Martinez Jail on $100,000 bail bonds.