On 02/06/2018 at 1:00 PM, while riding the Walnut Creek Free Trolley (County Connection bus Route 4), a male suspect seated across from a female passenger exposed his penis and committed a lewd act. As the bus arrived at the Walnut Creek BART station, the female passenger reported the incident to the County Connection driver who immediately called the police. The suspect exited the bus at the BART station before he could be detained.
If you recognize or can help identify the suspect, please contact Detective A. Mitcalf at (925) 943-5870.
On Thursday January 11th, 2018, at approximately 6:15 PM, the East Bay Regional Park District Police Department received a call from the Walnut Creek Police Department regarding an attempted sexual assault that occurred on the Iron Horse Trail just south of Newell Avenue in Walnut Creek. East Bay Regional Park District Police Department responded to the area and immediately began searching for the suspect along with WCPD. A police K9 was utilized but was unsuccessful in locating the assailant.
According to the adult female victim, about 5:30 PM, she was walking from the Broadway Plaza area when a black male adult approached her from behind and assaulted her. Based on the suspect’s actions and comments, it was clear he intended to sexually assault and/or physically harm the victim. The suspect then
suddenly fled the area for an unknown reason, running northbound on S. Broadway. The victim was treated for nonlife-threatening injuries and the suspect should be considered possibly armed and dangerous. Continue Reading
BART PD and local law enforcement officers are currently searching for a suspect in a stabbing at the Lafayette BART Station. The suspect is a white, male, in his 20s with blonde hair wearing a green jacket. The suspect exited the BART Station and is believed to be on foot in the neighborhood of the station.
This incident began at 1000 this morning
If you see the suspect, please contact our dispatch center at 911. Expect to see officers and canines in the area as they search for the suspect.
On 7/17/2017, at 8:50 AM, two males brandishing handguns, entered a home on the 2800 block of Oak Grove Road. The suspects confronted the residents (a husband and wife and their child) and stole a yet to be determined amount of cash and personal property. The suspects fled on foot southbound toward Cedro Lane. A tan or gold mini-van (possibly a Ho nda Odyssey) was seen fleeing the area at the time but has not yet been positively identified as being associated to the suspects. No one was injured.
WCPD Officers arrived on scene within minutes of the crime being reported but the suspects were not located. A Pleasant Hill Police Department K-9 unit assisted in conducting a track with negative results.
Anyone with information as to the identity of the suspects in this crime or who can provide additional information is asked to contact Detective Bill Jeha at 925-256-3518 or Sergeant David Rangel at 925-256-3573.
On May 26, 2017, at approximately 1:03 a.m., Moraga Police received a report of a sexual battery that had occurred on Camino Ricardo in Moraga. When officers responded, they discovered that a female victim had taken an Uber ride to Moraga from Oakland. When the Uber vehicle reached Moraga, the Uber driver stopped before reaching the destination, got into the backseat of the vehicle with the victim and sexually battered her.
Officers investigated the incident and through information obtained through a number of sources, including the victim and the Town’s traffic cameras, were able to identify the suspect as Leonid Beker, 42, of San Francisco. Beker was later located and arrested in San Francisco, with the assistance of the San Francisco Police Department Special Victims Unit. Beker was interviewed about the incident and later booked into the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez for felony sexual battery. Beker later posted bail and was released.
The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone who may have information about this incident or any related incidents is asked to contact Detective Kevin Mooney at 925-888-7056.
LOCATION: 1900 block of 1st Avenue, Walnut Creek
CRIME DESCRIPTION / CODE: PC 187, Homicide
VICTIM: Roselyn Policarpio, 47 year old female, with last known addresses in Martinez and Stockton.
SUSPECT: Gregory Prokopowicz, 38 years old, with last known addresses in Martinez and Walnut Creek. In-custody for PC 187: Homicide. Continue Reading
NBC Bay Area reported that a man was kidnapped and forced to withdraw money at the Chase Bank on Mt. Diablo Blvd in Lafayette. When the victim entered the bank he notified bank staff and eventually the suspect was arrested at gunpoint.
On March 17, 2017, the Moraga Police Department, assisted by members of the Lafayette Police Department, recovered what appeared to be skeletal human remains in a secluded area near the Moraga/Lafayette border (between Rheem Blvd and S. Lucille Lane). The remains appeared to have been in the area for some time.
A hiker reported to Moraga Police that he had been hiking in the area, which is only accessible on foot or by 4-wheel drive vehicle, when he discovered the bones near a seasonal creek. The hiker led officers back to the area and assisted them in locating the remains.
Crime scene technicians, along with search and rescue personnel with dogs and metal detectors, recovered the remains and thoroughly searched the area. The remains will be transferred to the Contra Costa County Coroners Bureau for further investigation and determination of cause of death. Although the exact cause of death and the identity of the deceased person are unknown, there are no apparent signs of foul play at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to please contact Lieutenant Brian South at 925-888-7052 or via Dispatch at 925-284-5010.
On Monday we learned that anti-Muslim fliers were posted around the Joaquin Moraga middle school campus in Moraga but it wasn’t clear who posted it nor what the contents were. Thanks to a Facebook reader for pointing out this East Bay Times article which reports that they were posted by a current student and ‘depicted a still from the animated sitcom “Family Guy” that shows the cartoon character Porky Pig emerging from a drum emblazoned with the words “Muslim Looney Tunes,”’ Click here to see the still from the Family Guy Wiki.
Last Wednesday “inflammatory fliers about Muslims” were posted around the Joaquin Moraga Intermediate school in Moraga. According to the principal, “administrators and counselors visited all classrooms to address this issue.” It’s unclear whether they were posted by (former) students or adults.