Creek Diva: Bullets in the Yard & Bikes Pinched from Library

Walnut Creek police reports from Aug. 6 to Aug. 9, including a suspicious "FBI" logo popping up on a resident's computer screen.

Monday, August 6

Computer virus. A caller phoned 911 at 7 a.m. concerned that the FBI was investigating her after a FBI logo appeared on her computer screen. Turns out her computer had a virus and needed to be fixed, according to Walnut Creek police reports.

Smile and say busted! A Marriott employee allegedly stole a guest’s iPhone. That's what the video surveillance showed.

Heads up, folks! More bicycles are being stolen downtown, especially at the library on Broadway.

Expensive razors. A grab ‘n’ run occurred at Broadway Plaza at 9:10 p.m. Four unknown subjects grabbed two straight razors valued at $510 and fled on foot.

Tuesday, August 7

Heather Farm bust.

Bullet find. A resident on Saklan Indian Drive reported finding .38 caliber bullets in his front yard. The WCPD picked them up for destruction.

Wednesday, August 8

Closing time fight. A group of 15 people were allegedly involved with a fight at Masses around closing time. The group went their separate ways and got home safely.

Bike statistics. Two Trek hybrid bikes were stolen between 12:30p.m. and 5:00 p.m. There was a  second report that two more bikes were stolen on Tuesday at the same location. Twenty-three bikes have been stolen in 24 months from the library!

Targeted car break-in. Another break-in to a car that was parked at Target. A laptop was stolen from a Suburban that was parked near the Garden Center around 2 p.m. Take your valuables with you,  folks!

Thursday, August 9

Honker! Dear driver of the silver VW Jetta — why were you honking and allegedly running people off Walnut Avenue and Ygnacio Valley Road this morning? Please relax while driving. Thanks.

Purse pilfered. Sasa reported that an unknown female in a red sweater dress allegedly stole a customer’s purse that was hanging off the back of a chair at 2:07 p.m.

Julie Jepsen-Grant August 14, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Does anyone know if these bikes at the library were locked?
Creek Diva August 14, 2012 at 05:45 PM
@Julie, as far as I know yes they were locked. I recommend that people use two locks (preferably a U-lock) when locking up their bikes.
Julie Jepsen-Grant August 14, 2012 at 06:39 PM
Thank you Ms. Creek Diva, I don't park at the library, but I do park my bike at Civic Park. I must walk by the library at least 2 or 3 times a week, but haven't been inside. Darlene came out her Gazebo last week and saw me walking away with my bike and asked, "Did you steal that bike?" I agree with your suggestion of using a U-lock. I suggest registering bicycles with WCPD (there is a small fee). If the bicycle is found, the serial number can be traced back to the owner. (Sorry front counter ;-D)
Jojo Potato August 15, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Bikes have been stolen from the library ever since I was a kid and got mine stolen there. The only thing worse back then was Simon's hardware where my first actual good bike got stolen. (Peugeot PX10e) Now 50 years later we still can't create a lock or a rack or something that can safely hold a bike? Sigh...


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