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Creek Diva: Parking Wars, DUIs, Grabbed Backsides

The early holiday edition of Creek Diva.

Wednesday, November 7

Post Election Day blues. A local transient was told to get off his political soapbox at Peet’s on Locust Street at 8:43a.m.

To the owner of the orange Dodge truck: please stop blocking the sidewalk on the 2400 block of Buena Vista Avenue. Thank you.

Thursday, November 8

A 57 year-old female was carjacked and kidnapped at the Shadelands and later freed in the Oakland hills. The WCPD released several surveillance videos of the suspects, http://walnutcreek.patch.com/articles/police-release-carjacker-suspect-s-photo

Two cars parked on the 2500 block of Walnut Blvd were broken into overnight. A black leather wallet containing credit cards and $230 cash were reported stolen.

Friday, November 9

A man was arrested on DUI charges after he allegedly crashed his car on the 2500 block of N. Main Street at 2:55a.m.

There was a small fire under the Newell Avenue and Marie Lane bridge that started from a lit cigarette at 7:44a.m. Creek Diva was grossed out with the amount of trash seen from the bridge a few weeks ago.

Parking wars: the Walnut Creek edition. The police counseled two women after a parking incident on Locust Street this afternoon. Readers, how do you deal with this time of year and the parking issues downtown?

Saturday, November 10

The WCPD were extremely busy with eight DUI arrests today, seven of them before 10a.m. Various acts of vandalism was reported from a home on the 1000 block of Ygnacio Valley Road.  Two others were arrested on drunkenness charges downtown.

A concerned mother phoned police after her daughter was bullied via text messages. She did not want to press charges at this time. Parents, how do you set the ground rules for cell phones and social media?

Sunday, November 11

A quick reminder to not leave your vehicles parked on parts of Locust Street, Lacassie, and Giammona Drive on Sunday mornings. They will be towed to make room for the Farmer’s Market.

Know a man that wears a “yellow and green beaded crucifix”? He allegedly stole a wallet valued at $300 from a store at Broadway Plaza this afternoon.

Monday, November 12

DJ equipment was stolen from a Nissan Maxima that was parked on the 1400 block of Creekside Drive between 2:30a.m and 6:30a.m. A Numark turntable, Pioneer speakers, and other DJ equipment were taken from the unlocked car. A few days later the owner phoned police about possibly discovering his stolen items for sale on Craigslist. An investigation is underway.

Pricey cab. A cab driver was forced to phone police after his customer refused to pay the $200 fare on Ygnacio and Homestead this afternoon. The police mediated the situation.

Tuesday, November 13

A Rossmoor resident reported that $15,000 worth of jewelry was taken during a move on November 7th.

What would Mr. Rodgers do? Creek Diva has noticed an influx of calls about neighbor disputes on Oak Knoll Loop, Oakvale, and Via Del Sol. Don’t trespass and don’t videotape your neighbors, okay?

The fire department helped a man who was stuck 20 feet in the air on a man-lift on the 900 block of Ygnacio Valley Road at 3:12p.m.

Wednesday, November 14

A woman had her backside grabbed while she was walking on Third Avenue at 8:03a.m. The man in his late 20’s left in a white truck license plate 8F32777.

Pedestrian vs. vehicle accident occurred on Duncan Street and Mt. Diablo Blvd at 5:52p.m. The pedestrian sustained minor injuries but declined medial attention. A Creek Diva request, please everyone slow down. Downtown gets very busy this time of year.

Thursday, November 15

Say what? A man was arrested on DUI charges and resisting arrest after allegedly said that he “didn’t trust the employees at the gate” at Rossmoor at 1:19a.m.

Prince is that you? A subject in a “purple suit” was told to vacate CVS property on S. California Blvd at 4:39a.m.

Debris from the building demo on Newell and Main Street caused a headache for some motorists. Several calls were made to 911 about debris falling on nearby cars and in the street.

Friday, November 16

Supple skin and a fresh shave anyone? A man was arrested for allegedly shoving $878 worth of Oil of Olay products and razors down his pants at a business at Encina Grande at 9:39p.m.

Yo homie, smile! You’re on surveillance video! Two subjects were captured on video attempting to break into the computer room and storage shed at Foothill Middle School with a pickaxe.  One of the males was wearing a ski mask and riding a “low rider style bike”.

Julie Jepsen-Grant November 26, 2012 at 10:22 PM
"The WCPD were extremely busy with eight DUI arrests today, seven of them before 10a.m." This is SO sad for WC. Maybe it is time for a Walnut Creek Public Awareness Campaign about the seriousness of DUIs.
Ralph Hoffmann November 27, 2012 at 01:19 AM
The DUIs are a result of excessive liquor licenses granted by the WC City Council to promote our vibrant downtown nightlife.
Creek Diva November 28, 2012 at 06:00 AM
@srl99, I completely agree! Took the Free Shuttle to Bart the other day from Broadway Plaza. Very lucky I live close to downtown so I can walk almost everywhere.
Creek Diva November 30, 2012 at 11:56 PM
@Julie, that's not a bad idea!
Creek Diva November 30, 2012 at 11:57 PM
@Ralph, I'm not even going to dignify a reply to this comment.

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