This recent period of warm weather has apparently brought out all kinds of nefarious critters, some of which can’t help doing what they do, and then others who should know better but do what they do anyway.
A veterinarian in Walnut Creek has treated four rattlesnake bites in the last 48 hours – and if you read this site you know our neighbors are finding the sometimes cranky critters in their yards and on their patios. Watch your kids and domestic animals, especially if you live near open space where the crawlies are known to reside.
It’s warm, and they’re moving around, just like the teams of shoplifters and Laptop Snatchers moving through our neighborhoods.
Despite the arrest of two suspected coffeeshop laptop cruisers in Dublin and Pleasanton this week, another theft was reported at the Starbucks at 1340 N. Main in Walnut Creek last night (yes, we Flashed news of that one) and shoplifters – we’re not sure yet if they’re working alone or in crews – descended on local stores in Lafayette and the San Ramon Valley taking everything from beef jerky to baby formula.
Your local police were very busy wrangling all the would-be thieves. So keep an eye on your stuff and for those snakes in the grass.