By Jimmy Lee, Director of Public Affairs, Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff
The robbery occurred on Fallen Leaf Terrace in Orinda at about 2 PM when armed suspects approached a resident as he was unloading his vehicle in his driveway. The suspects fled with personal property.
Orinda police detectives, working with other law enforcement agencies, were able to identify the three suspects involved in the robbery. They were apparently suspects in other crimes committed in the East Bay.
Two of them were arrested late last month by Piedmont and Berkeley Police. The two agencies were serving search and arrest warrants at an Oakland home for crimes that occurred in their jurisdictions. The two are identified as 23-year-old Shane Downs and 25-year-old John Downs, both of Oakland.
The third suspect wanted by Orinda police was taken into custody on Tuesday, August 25, 2020, in Plano, Texas. He is identified as 25-year-old Demaria Leanthony Adger of Oakland. He remains in custody in Collin County and is pending extradition back to Contra Costa County.
Orinda detectives continue to investigate the incident.
Adger has a criminal history with multiple arrests dating back to 2014 in Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda County, San Joaquin County, and Sonoma County. (See graphic below)
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.
Allen Payton contributed to this report.