Creek Police Beat: Top 10 Weirdest Calls to the WCPD
Credit Walnut Creek Police Department
It’s been an eventful five months since the first Creek Police beat column was posted in July on Walnut Creek Patch. We all know the Walnut Creek police have an important job to do, keeping the community safe. But, wow, do they get their share of interesting calls. Some people call the police about the most amazing, head-scratching things.
From unruly customers who bite their bartenders to kids making the best of their summer vacation. Thank you to everyone who reads each week. I wish you all a safe and happy 2011.
Thursday, July 22
I thought I had some interesting roommates! A caller reported a little after 12 p.m. to say that his or her roommate had not been home in a few days. The caller thinks she is working as a prostitute on Craigslist. Police are investigating.
Friday, July 30
Summer hooligans Part 2: Kids were reportedly throwing ketchup-filled water balloons towards Ruth’s Chris Steak House.
Monday, Aug. 2
Naked guy alert! A white male in his 50s was seen running around in nothing but his birthday suit about 2 p.m., then hiding in the bushes by Oak Grove and Ygnacio Valley roads. The man was trying to get home after leaving another locale unexpectedly. Hmm.
Sunday, Aug. 8
Are we in Berkeley? Another naked guy running around town. This time, said naked guy was on the onramp to Interstate 680, right before midnight.
friday, Aug. 27
Mike Tyson’s little sister? A woman named Rosalinda was arrested on suspicion of biting the leg of a bartender at a Locust Street establishment.
Thursday, Sept. 30
Panty Bandit: An unknown person stole underwear from a dryer on Player Court the previous evening. I’ve had this problem, but I’m not sure I would want them returned.
Friday, Oct. 8
He couldn’t find the right-sized printer cartridges? An irate Office Max customer allegedly shoved customers, smashed his printer and spat on an employee about 9:28 a.m.
Friday, Oct. 22
Maybe they were rehearsing a scene from Law and Order: Walnut Creek. A couple, rather embarrassed, called police about 1:24 a.m. A woman needed help unlocking handcuffs that were affixed to her boyfriend.
Monday, Nov. 1
That’s one way to put it: After her Holland Drive home had been egged, the resident, according to the police report–and I quote–”did not want report of unfertilized domestic fowl embryos being dispensed on her domicile.”
Thursday, Nov. 11
Starving Students or Stupid Movers? Some people were moving out of an apartment off Alpine Road and Alma Avenue–by throwing furniture off the balcony at 10:31 p.m. And to think I felt bad for throwing a Christmas tree off my balcony in college, circa 1997.