Monday turned out to be a busy night for crime and the people tasked with keeping a lid on it, police tracking a carload of stolen tools in Walnut Creek and a pair of suspected car thieves in Orinda.
Arrests were made in both cases though the custody status of those detained remains unknown. Two people suspected of making off with a load of work tools in Walnut Creek were surprised when police fell in behind their car in the 2800 block of N. Main Street – and may have been even more surprised to know that the pilfered tools had a tracking device on them.
Police stopped the pair, detained and searched them and then searched their car – recovering the tools from the vehicle’s trunk.
At approximately the same time officers in Orinda investigated a disabled car on Vallecito Lane, their suspicions heightened by evidence suggesting that the car had been stolen. A woman found with the car was detained by police and a man was found and detained after a search of the area.
The pair was eventually arrested on suspicion of stealing the car and identity theft.