Police catch fugitive in six-figure W...

Police catch fugitive in six-figure Walnut Creek coin theft

There are 10 comments on the Contra Costa Times story from Jul 21, 2011, titled Police catch fugitive in six-figure Walnut Creek coin theft. In it, Contra Costa Times reports that:

Billy Vassiliou was approaching a month on the lam, accused of pilfering hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of rare coins and with police on his trail.

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about time

Antioch, CA

#1 Aug 3, 2011
If he's lucky, Mr. Dave Davis or Dave Daniels, not sure which alias he actually goes by, will do something stupid and #@": this investigation up. It won't be his first time either. This idiot actually claimed to be an ATF agent. Billy is guilty as hell!!! Hopefully the WCPD can get a search warrant and search his sisters home in Pacheco. This is where he keeps all his stash locked in his safe. She's always the first and only one to post his bail. As for the informant AKA Barry Martin. He has played both sides of the law. Informant for the MPD and the seller of stolen property. This guy could &*#" up this investigation as well. Lets hope he's not involved. It would be sad to see BV walk again. Only you tweekers are stupid enough to think he's a good person. He's been a thief and meth dealer for many years. But, like most of the time, this is where our justice system will let us down. Please, law enforcement, take your time! and good luck.
Moravecglobal

Pleasant Hill, CA

#2 Aug 4, 2011
Catch the pick pockets at the University of California Berkeley. Like any addiction, admitting you have a problem is the first step toward correcting it. University of California Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau ($500,000 salary) has forgotten that he is a public servant, steward of the public money, not overseer of his own fiefdom.

Recruits (using California tax $) out of state, foreign $50,600 tuition students who displace qualified sons, daughters of Californians from Cal.
Spends $7,000,000 + for consultants to do his & vice chancellors work
(Prominent East Coast University accomplishing same 0 cost).
University accrues $150 million of inefficiencies over his 8 year reign.
Pays ex Michigan governor $300,000 for lectures.
In procuring $3,000,000 consultant failed to receive proposals from other firms.
Latino enrollment drops while out of state jumps 2010.
Ranking: QS academic falls below top ten.
Tuition to Return on Investment drops below top10.
Cal most expensive USA public university on100 most expensive universities
NCAA absence of controls places basketball program on probation.

These are not isolated examples: itís all shameful. There is no justification for such irregularities by a steward of the public trust. Absolutely none.

Birgeneauís practices will not change. University of California Board of Regents Chair Sherry Lansing must do a better job of vigorously enforcing oversight by President Yudof than has been done in the past to Birgeneau who treatís the university as his fiefdom.

Unless sanctions are applied to Birgeneau by the Board of Regents Chair Lansing, UC shouldnít come to the Governor or public for additional funding.

I have 35 yearsí consulting experience; have taught at UC Berkeley, where I observed the culture & the way senior management works. No, I was not fired or downsized & have not solicited contracts from UC/Cal.
Richard Daniels

Rio Vista, CA

#3 Apr 23, 2014
about time wrote:
If he's lucky, Mr. Dave Davis or Dave Daniels, not sure which alias he actually goes by, will do something stupid and #@": this investigation up. It won't be his first time either. This idiot actually claimed to be an ATF agent. Billy is guilty as hell!!! Hopefully the WCPD can get a search warrant and search his sisters home in Pacheco. This is where he keeps all his stash locked in his safe. She's always the first and only one to post his bail. As for the informant AKA Barry Martin. He has played both sides of the law. Informant for the MPD and the seller of stolen property. This guy could &*#" up this investigation as well. Lets hope he's not involved. It would be sad to see BV walk again. Only you tweekers are stupid enough to think he's a good person. He's been a thief and meth dealer for many years. But, like most of the time, this is where our justice system will let us down. Please, law enforcement, take your time! and good luck.
Nice try Thompson, you and your partner in crime, Lori Ann Banks go around using stolen credit cards at Cache Creek Casino and key coding machines from auto dealerships then try and pass off the guilt to your friends. You are the lowest of the low, Quinton Thompson and if we shall ever meet i guarantee you will be crawling away. Whats even worse is the woman you sleep with went to Police and fingered YOU for several crimes. You are such a f,,,ing Moron,LoL
RIP BV - FK YOU HATERS

United States

#4 Aug 7, 2014
Rest In Peace BV you are loved and missed dearly.
RIP BV

United States

#5 Aug 7, 2014
.:+HAPPY BELATED BiRTHDAY BiLLY!!+:.

REST IN PEACE
jyluvzty

Vallejo, CA

#6 Sep 3, 2014
My dear friend may u rest in peace. Billy Vassiliou wasn't a perfect human being but he was a dear friend, brother , son, uncle & he'll be very missed.
Momo

Santa Rosa, CA

#8 Sep 5, 2014
Karma served. RIP dumb a** Live like a thief die like a thief.
Von

Concord, CA

#9 Sep 7, 2014
Billy was a terrible person he was a Cheater user and abuser! What comes around goes around ! It just took a little longer for his pay back! Who treats people like he did?
Von

Concord, CA

#10 Sep 7, 2014
Billy was a chaeater and thief he was not a good person only cared. About doing cocaine than crack and eventually Meth! Didn't care about who he hurt or who loved him!
von hater

San Ramon, CA

#11 Sep 8, 2014
Von -kiss my butt

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