Second arrest in a year
By Orinda Police Department
On Monday, March 1, 2021, at about 4:13 PM, an Orinda police officer conducting a walkthrough of a drugstore on Orinda Way was alerted by employees that a person was fleeing after stealing items. The officer chased the suspect on foot in an attempt to apprehend him. The suspect entered a vehicle in the parking lot. The officer tried to open the driver’s door. The suspect struck the officer with his vehicle before fleeing on westbound Highway 24. The officer suffered minor injuries.
Detectives from the Orinda Police Department and the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff were able to identify the suspect.
On Thursday, March 4, 2021, at about 8 PM the suspect was spotted in the City of Richmond. The suspect fled leading deputy sheriffs from the Sheriff’s Office J-Team on a pursuit on westbound Highway 80. The suspect vehicle became disabled on Adeline Street in Berkeley. He was arrested by deputies after a foot chase.
The suspect is identified as 28-year-old Delvente Murry of San Francisco. He is being held at the Martinez Detention Facility on the following charges: assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, felony evading, obstructing a peace officer, and probation violation.
Anyone with any information on this incident is asked to contact Sergeant S. Valkanoff of the Orinda Police Department at (925) 253-4217. For any tips, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-846-3592 to leave an anonymous voice message.
According to localcrimenews.com, Murry was also arrested in Alameda by the Alameda County Sheriff on March 11, 2020 for the following counts: 148(A)(1) – Resist / Obstruct / Delay Peace Officer, 14601.1(A) – Drive While License Suspended, 20002(A) – Hit And Run Resulting In Property Damage, and 23103(A) – Reckless Driving-Public Street.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.