18-Year-Old Arrested for Burglary at Uncle Wong Chinese Restaurant
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OAKLEY — An 18-year-old man arrested by Oakley police allegedly burglarized a restaurant. The suspect, Johnathan Douglas from Pittsburg, was later released on his own recognizance.
An officer responded to Uncle Wong Chinese Restaurant, 2005 Main Street, on October 11 at 8:46 a.m. The front glass door was broken. When the officer entered to investigate, he discovered the cash register area was ransacked.
The restaurant owner confirmed that the cash register and a credit card reader were stolen. An undisclosed amount of cash was stolen and an estimated $500 in vandalism damage occurred.
Restaurant security video shows the suspect forcibly entering the restaurant on October 11 at 2:43 a.m. An image of the suspect was circulated among officers of the Oakley Police Department.
The following day, a patrol officer saw a man matching the description of the suspect. Furthermore, he was wearing the same clothing as the suspect recorded by the restaurant security camera.
Douglas was contacted and reportedly admitted to committing the burglary. Douglas was arrested on suspicion of burglary and vandalism. He was booked into jail on October 12 at 2:05 a.m. Douglas was subsequently released on October 16, pending review of his charges.
Oakley Police Chief Paul Beard said in a prepared statement. “I understand the suspect in this case is down on his luck. However, criminal acts need to be associated with accountability. I hope the best possible decisions are made for this young man to create positive change.”