DVC students arrested after home invasion

Amrita Kaur

Three former DVC athletes have been arrested in connection with a dramatic residential burglary.

Clifford Betson, 19, of Vallejo, Jahna Maramba, 18, of Hercules and Dynamitejones Fauloloa, 18, of San Leandro entered an apartment on Camelback Road shortly before midnight on Oct. 13, according to Pleasant Hill police.

They surprised a group of international students by threatening them at gunpoint to hand over their electronic devices.

“One of the suspects was holding the gun, while the others collected the cell phones from the victims. Once they got everything they took off,” said Sgt. David Nichols, an investigator with the Pleasant Hill Police Department.

The residents of the unit are unharmed.

One of the victims was able to get a GPS signal from one of the stolen items, which led police to a home in Hercules. The motive and details of the robbery are still under investigation by Pleasant Hill Police.

According to Christine Worsley, the dean of Physical Education and Athletics, none of the students are current athletes at DVC, though Fauloloa was on the football roster and Maramba was on the women’s basketball roster in the past.

Betson, Maramba and Fauloloa are facing a charge of first-degree residential robbery and possible kidnapping, according to the Contra Costa District Attorney’s office.

A second arraignment is schedule for Dec. 4 at the Martinez Courthouse.