A mom was issues a citation in the Broadway Plaza parking lot for leaving her 6-year-old son alone and unattended in the car.
In another incident, this time on Bancroft Rd., emergency crews were dispatched to unlock the car where a one-year-child was asleep and unattended.
A woman sought advice from the police as to handling an awkward and creepy situation; a man in Alabama wants to come visit her in Walnut Creek (with a banjo on his knee?). She does not want such a visit. She was advised to get a restraining order and call 911 if the Alabaman materializes at her door, banjo or not.
Police investigated a complaint from an Oakdale Court resident about a man living in an SUV parked on the street. The man explained that he had lost his home to foreclosure and had nowhere else to live. Apparently he was not too big to fail.
Three young men in a green Ford Explorer were yelling things of a sexual nature at a woman near the intersection of Ygnacio Valley Rd. and Walnut Ave. If anyone is interested in the identity of these charmers, the license number is on the police log.
Friday, Aug. 2, 2013
A man was sleeping next to a small campfire he had made in the parking structure at Broadway Plaza. Police came by and advised that, despite the concrete nature of the building, campfires were not a good idea in downtown Walnut Creek. Where did he get the wood?
Someone signed for a UPS delivery of narcotics at John Muir Hospital, and the person signing for the delivery does not work there. They got morphine, Demerol and Fentanyl.
A young woman tried to use a stolen credit card several times in a store on Ygnacio Valley Rd., but the card was denied. So she stole a pair of sequined booty shorts. If anyone knows what “booty shorts” are, write and let us know.
Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013
Police received a report of a black Mercedes Benz on the corner of Locust St. and Cole Ave. with the keys sitting on the hood of the car. The keys were returned to the owner, and this is probably one of the few times you’ll read an entry like this in a police log.
A burglary in a home on Geary Rd. resulted in the loss of jewelry. The thief got in through an open rear window.
A large group of picnickers at a park on San Carlos Dr. were apparently enjoying their food so much that they forgot to dispose of the wrappings, which then proceeded to blow across the park. City crews came and cleaned up after the revelers had gone on to mess up some other place.
Sunday, Aug. 4, 2013
Police received a report around 12:15 a.m. of 15-30 cars racing in the parking lot on the 1800 block of N. Main, but when police got there, everyone had raced away. Who remembers when N. Main used to be the place where everyone cruised on Friday and Saturday night? No racing, but lots of cars which looked like they did.
A report came in at 5:45 a.m. of a leaf blower and lawn mower operating at the golf course on Marchbanks Dr. Police couldn’t find or hear any evidence of it, but isn’t this the kind of thing that should be regarded as a crime against humanity? Sure, golfers get a nice manicured course, but you also get a neighborhood of very cranky people.
A man stood in front of a store on the 1600 block of California Blvd. banging on the door to get in. He apparently didn’t notice, or didn’t care, that the store was closed. Police arrived and he was transported to county jail in Martinez for public drunkenness. Unlike the store, the jail was open.
Someone used stolen ID to purchase $10,000 worth of jewelry at the Shane Co. on S. Main St. Whoever it was is going to lose a friend in the diamond business.
A man was arrested near the intersection of N. Main St. and Treat Blvd. for driving a stolen vehicle, hit and run, evading police, probation violation and reckless driving.
Monday, Aug. 5, 2013
Another complaint was received from neighbors on Marchbanks Dr. regarding mowing and leaf blowing at 5:45 a.m. This time the golf course people pointed out that they have an exemption from the city’s noise ordinance allowing them to start at 6 a.m. This seems counterintuitive to the entire point of Sunday morning in the suburbs.
A smash-and-grab on Valley Vista Rd. resulted in the loss of a gym bag, CDs and other items. A gym bag?
A woman on Wimbeldon Rd. sought advice from police on what to do with a friend who comes to her house, picks her fruit, and tries to make her work.
A black juvenile male ran into Peet’s Coffee and Tea on Locust Ave., grabbed a laptop from a woman and ran out of the store into a black Toyota.
A white juvenile female in a pink top and white shorts went into an open garage and stole a bike from a home on Greenway Dr.
A smash and grab on Ygnacio Valley Rd. resulted in the loss of a laptop computer, wallet, books and a work bag.
Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013
Two women were outside a business on the 1300 block of Newell Ave. and were asking for signatures and donations for their “help stop the sale of junk food” cause. The owner of the business asked them to leave, but they remained until police arrived with a cause of their own.
A car parked at Kaiser Permanente’s garage had a screw in the tire valve and scratches on the paint. The owner told police it was probably the driver behind them who wanted the parking spot.
A customer was trying to buy $90 worth of Viagra from a pharmacy on Bancroft Rd., but he didn’t have enough cash deposited for his check to clear (pun not really intended, but…). Taking a cue from the guy on the Viagra commercial, he didn’t let adversity get in his way. He waited until the clerk was helping another customer, took the bottle and walked out. One problem, Viagra guy. The pharmacy has your name, number, and address on the prescription. Have fun while it lasts.