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Police Release Carjacker Suspect's Photo

Images were captured at ATM after two suspects carjacked a woman from a Shadelands parking lot the night of Nov. 7.

Walnut Creek police Tuesday released bank ATM photos of a carjacking suspect who went by the name "Aubrey" in a Nov. 7 carjacking of a woman from Walnut Creek.

The woman was tied up and later dumped off in the Oakland hills. "The victim has recovered from most of her injuries and is doing well," the WCPD reported in a Tuesday press release.

Police released three ATM photos of "Aubrey." The second suspect went by "David." "It is important to stress we do not know if these are the suspects' actual names," police stated.

Two men kidnapped a woman from a parking lot at the Business Center at Shadelands at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7 and tried to force her to take money from her bank account. Later they drove her to a remote spot in the Oakland hills and released her, still tied up. The woman freed herself and called police.

The suspects drove a small, dark-colored pickup truck with a loud muffler, possibly a Toyota.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek police at (925) 256-3577.

Edward Winton November 14, 2012 at 01:04 AM
Mayor Simmons, What are YOU doing about crime in Walnut Creek? I don't want to hear from a lame duck Police Chief-the buck stops with you! Where are all the traffic cops? Why do my grandchildren no longer have school officers protecting and teaching them at Walnut Creek Intermediate? Why are there still 19 arrests at the taverns on weekends? Leading nature walks is great but we need some leadership on this critical issue. All I see is sound bites about living in a "safe community". We need action from you and the council now.
Jester November 14, 2012 at 02:27 AM
You doing great mister mayor! Don't change a thing. The traffic cops in Concord, Phill and Lafayette will get you. Walnut creek is striaght up Indy 500 lately with no cops writin tickets. I can go as fast as I need to get places. No harassment since there ain't cops around. Don't change nothing sir!
Tom November 14, 2012 at 06:04 PM
Why do you need cops at a middle school? What is going on there? We dont have any cops at CWMS in Danville and have no need for one. Is the Creek different?
Stephen Fredricks November 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
Jester It's only a matter of time when you kill someone one (maybe a child) or attend your own funeral at the rate you're going. Speed Laws are in affect to protect people from morons like you.
Hali November 14, 2012 at 06:52 PM
No place is safe, even Rossmore. Walnut Creek is a relatively safe town, but you can't be insured that nothing will happen to you anywhere. You just have to use precautions, be aware of your surroundings. The Shadelands business center is a very deserted place in the evenings (a perfect place to teach your teenagers to drive). The businesses in the area should have security systems.
The Merry One November 14, 2012 at 08:17 PM
Tom, EW may be referring to the police patrol that WCI used to have before and after school at the trail that runs along the back side of the school. "Stalker"-like adults used to hang out there during these very high-traffic times. WCPD continues to say that the trails through town are safe, but anecdotally, there are frequent reports of adults harrassing children (and other adults) on the trails. Not unique to WC, as this is also reported from Alamo to Concord.
Jim November 14, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Tom, you must not have children. The police department has for two decades taught short courses in our schools, including WCI, on character development, drug education and how to cope with issues like bullying and drinking and driving. It was called DARE but now it is Character Counts and the Awareness program for younger kids. These WERE great programs that were done until the city eliminated all the school resource officers. And yes, Danville does have a school resource officer. So does the Sheriff's Office for Alamo, Concord, Lafayette, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and most other communities. You also apparently missed the post by a WCI mother who daughter was victimized at WCI and the suspect was caught by the school officer who happened to be on campus.
SR November 14, 2012 at 10:32 PM
While I agree with you Stephen unfortunately the Mayor and city have decided to not make ENFORCEMENT of speed laws a priority. The Jesters of the world seem to have figured that out. Walnut Creek will (has) become a free fire zone with no consequences for their bad driving and they plan to take full advantage.
Tom November 14, 2012 at 10:59 PM
@ Jim, My uncle was one of the earliest DARE instructors in L.A. I have two kids, one at SRVHS. DARE was a failure. It had good intentions but it does not work. I am VERY aware of Character counts as well. Our schools do a pretty good job accoding to the test scores. That is a result of parents and teachers working together. The day you need police in school is the day you have already lost. Maybe ok to clear out some known thugs but if things are that bad the school is in deep trouble. Show me the statistical data showing how DARE worked. I hate drugs and am very much against them but our current system does not do anything to deal with this.
Jim November 15, 2012 at 01:07 AM
I went through DARE and would not classify it as a “failure”. Certainly none of the parents, teachers, administrators or Character Counts graduates I know would classify that program as a failure. Everyone was upset to see it go and we were left scratching our heads at how every neighboring city puts a higher priority on these valuable school programs than our city council does. You seem to be envisioning police with metal detectors at classroom doors. Our Walnut Creek schools have had a far different experience where young kids are taught about character development and how to be good citizens. They also start off life having positive interactions with police officers which is important. Like it or not these are the roles models kids look up to and the positive messages they hopefully hear at home are reinforced by these programs. Test scores have nothing to do with it. BTW-your child at SRVHS also benefits from a school resource officer. Every high school principal will tell you these officers help reduce violence, drug dealing and other crimes on campus. Walnut Creek high schools deserve the same level of commitment and safety as Danville schools.
Tom November 15, 2012 at 02:00 AM
I will agree with Jim that WC kids deserve the same level of safety that Danville kids enjoy. I would never argue against that. My respect for law enforcement is very high. I have spoken to quite a few rank and file and also to Chief Gates (yes THAT Chief Gates)on the matter of DARE (he was not around for Character Counts) and he was unable to determine if it worked but did continue to back it. My argument here is kids that feel they have a good future are less likely to fall into drugs. Also keeping the engaged is what we should look at as well as education. I am all for the police having a relationship with the kids. The police are the good guys but question how much good these programs do.
Matthew James November 21, 2012 at 05:02 AM
Ygnacio Valley Road is like driving in the Indy 500 sometimes. But I am reminded of all the fatalities that have occurred along that road and I keep it to exactly the legal limit! You know you may get there a few minutes quicker but that is never worth injuring or killing another human being! And yes lately no cops insight writing tickets.
M.Z. December 28, 2012 at 09:46 PM
Walnut Creek schools are wonderful! We moved to Walnut Creek for the schools. As an educator in SRVUSD, it has been my observation that the school systems are both excellent just different in size. As far as speeding and the party scene in Walnut Creek, some thing needs to be done. Truly I find it appalling, WC is not a college town. There are many establishments that folks from all over the Bay Area enjoy patronizing, but when downtown turns into a frat party on the weekends, we are more likely to head to Danville. The political heads in the city need to do some thing about this. It is impacting everything including the value of our homes.
Josh Goldman December 30, 2012 at 08:39 AM
The lowlife hip hop crowd from Oakland who travel YVR to get to their cousins in Pittsburg and Antioch thing is it easy pickens from white bread Walnut Creek. The gangsta thugs take advantage of Walnut Creek's polite and nice society and pisses all over it.
Josh Goldman January 08, 2013 at 08:15 AM
DARE is a liberal failure. How much did they waste, 500 million? Everyone knows DARE is a complete failure.

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