The Big City lights of Walnut Creek proved an attractive lure to celebrants, intoxicants, brawlers and a couple of car thieves over the weekend. Some of the strangest weekend happenings made it onto the Walnut Creek PD crime sheets.
NEWS24-680 made it into The Creek Saturday night and prowled a little, meeting some interesting people and generally having a good time. We left a little early to avoid The Witching Hour and the punch-ups we always seem to run into. Here’s the weekend play-by-play, starting out Friday night:
FRIDAY, JULY 18
ASSAULT – Visitors from Livermore reported getting into a dustup in the 1400 block of Locust Street at 1:30 a.m., the principal player telling police he and his girlfriend were assaulted in the area and that they drove back home to Livermore before reporting the incident because his phone was dead.
PORSCHE PARKER – We guess it’s not like in the brochures where the guy in the Porsche just drives up and parks his Panzer where he wants while admirers smile and remark about how classy he is. In Walnut Creek, at least in the 1400 block of S. Main Street, the neighbors don’t care what you drive when you park in someone else’s space and the police hung some paper on it.
LEASE BUSTER – The daughter of the owner of a vacant unit in the 2700 block of Tice Creek Dr. called police to report that someone had poured a can of paint on the furniture and carpet, causing an estimated $4,200 in damage.
PILFERED JAG – Police were called out to Normandy Lane on a report of a stolen Jaguar which, gulp, just so happened to have some guns inside it when it was taken.
TOUCHY BOSS – A man called police to report that his female boss had tapped him on the shoulder with her finger and that he wanted to file an assault complaint.
BEERY BOOTH SQUATTER – Manager of a restaurant in the 1300 block of N. Main St. called to have a woman removed from a booth at the restaurant after she passed out there. Friends also asked to leave. Woman taken to hospital with possible alcohol poisoning.
CAR BURGLARIES – Three cars had their windows smashed and items taken from inside while parked at Sunnyvale Ave. and Esplanade Pl. Thief may have used a baseball bat.
ROCKET MAN – A budding NASA engineer called police to ask if he could launch model rockets within city limits. Police advised him on the city’s policy regarding space exploration.
PARTY POWDER – A 22-year-old man was arrested for possession of cocaine in the 2300 block of N. Main St.
BIRTHDAY SUIT – A concerned business owner called police to a business in the 1100 block of Locust St. at 8:29 p.m. when a naked transient approached a female employee and attempted to strike up a conversation. Nude Boy was gone by the time police arrived.
POPO PARTY POOPERS – Rather than list them individually suffice to say that police were kept busy running down numerous noise and party complaints the rest of the evening. Everyone seems to have made it home.
SUNDAY, JULY 20
OFFICER LAUREATE – Police can be creative when they need to. We liked the way the officer worded contact with the occupants of an apartment in the 1000 block of Ygnacio Valley Road at 3:02 p.m. Sunday, saying a couple in the apartment were “having fun in a loud way.” There you go. The couple agreed to quiet down.
KID ROCKERS – A children’s birthday party was a little loud for the neighbors in the 1300 block of Creekside Dr. We’ll end this week’s log on a happy not and report that the hosts agreed to turn down the Barney Song.