The following incidents have been reported as part of the recent Walnut Creek Police Department crime, call and incident log.
Officers have recently responded to a series of burglaries and thefts. The first call alerted the department that a number of laptops were stolen from a local business. The exact value of the stolen items has not been made public. Later that day a resident informed the WCPD that dental tools and a navigation system had been unlawfully removed from their unlocked car. That suspect remains at large. Several other unlocked cars were also burglarized within the next few hours. Officers have not said whether they believe the crimes are related. None of the reported stolen items have yet been recovered.
Officers have recommended residents be diligent about locking their vehicles. It is also being suggested that items of value be stowed out of sight or removed from the vehicle entirely. Power cords and chargers should also not be left in sight, as these types of things often tip would-be thieves that valuables are being stored underneath seats or in the trunk.
The WCPD said they received a call from a victim who had a nearly $8,000 check stolen from their mailbox. They later received a receipt for thousands of dollars worth of magazine subscriptions. It is unclear whether the two incidents are tied together. That suspect remains at large. Mail theft is a felony. If the person responsible for this crime is apprehended they will be arrested and booked into the Contra Costa County Jail.