MARTINEZ -- A retired Contra Costa Fire District captain accused of pillaging firehouses pleaded not guilty Thursday to four felony charges, court records show.
Prosecutors says Alamo resident Jon Wilmot, 51, stole hundreds of items from the fire district he served for 27 years before he retired around the time of his December arrest. He was charged in February with receiving stolen property, embezzlement, possession of an assault weapon and commercial burglary.
Wilmot's attorney, Tom McKenna, declined to comment Friday.
Prosecutors said Wilmot stole items of various values, from a chain saw and uniforms to pencils and sponges, from firehouses in Concord, Alamo, Orinda and Lafayette. Some of the thefts occurred at station houses that were closed because of budget cuts, according to court documents.
The fire district obtained a restraining order against Wilmot in December on behalf of it employees, some of whom Wilmot allegedly threatened.
Wilmot returns to court June 27 to schedule a preliminary hearing. He is free from jail on his own recognizance.
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