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Man Arrested for Child Pornography in Moraga

From the Moraga PD:

On November 28, 2018, the Moraga Police Department, as part of the Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, along with other task force investigators, served a search warrant at a residence on San Pablo Court in Moraga. Investigators were acting on a CyberTip from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) that a person at the residence was in possession of child pornography.

The investigation, including interviews and evidence collected at the scene, revealed that Ruben Nicholas Diaz, 21, who was currently living in Moraga, was in possession of hundreds of images of Child Pornography on multiple electronic devices. Diaz was arrested following the search warrant and booked at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez on a felony charge of possession of child pornography. Diaz’s bail was set at $100,000.

Moraga Police were assisted by investigators from the Contra Costa County Distric t Attorney’s Office, the Contra Costa County Office of the Sheriff and the United States Secret Service, all of whom participate in the ICAC Task Force.

The investigation into this incident is continuing. Anyone with information about this incident or suspect is asked to contact Corporal William Davis at 925-888-7161 or via e-mail at davis@moraga.ca.us.

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Toddler Left in Car in Moraga Died Yesterday

NBC Bay Area news reported that an 18th month old toddler left in a car yesterday in Moraga has died.

From the article:

Investigators have determined the child was inadvertently left in a vehicle Tuesday afternoon for an extended period of time by a family member, according to the Moraga Police Department. Police said it was about 80 degrees outside when officers arrived on scene.

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Theft at New Apple Store in Walnut Creek

From the Walnut Creek PD:

On August 25, 2018, at approximately 5:40 P.M., four suspects entered the Apple store in Broadway Plaza. Within seconds, the four suspects ripped several Apple IPhones and Apple laptop computers from security tethers and then ran out of the store with the merchandise. The suspects fled the scene in a black Mercedes SUV (5XRS835 CA). The suspects were described as black males, unknown age, and had sweatshirts on with the hoods up and cinched around their faces. There were no weapons involved, no injuries to customers, and the dollar loss was approximately $30,000.00.

If anyone has information regarding this crime, please contact Officer Villa at 925-943-5899 ext. 7905.

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Lewd Act committed on Walnut Creek Free Trolley Last Week

 

From the Walnut Creek PD:

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.

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Attempted Sexual Assault Yesterday Afternoon at Iron Horse Trail in Walnut Creek

From the East Bay Regional Park District:

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

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Stabbing at Lafayette BART Station – Search for Suspect continues in Lafayette

From the Lafayette PD:

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.

Please stay away from this area if possible.

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Home Invasion Robbery in Walnut Creek this Morning

From the Walnut Creek PD:

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.

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Sexual Battery during Uber Ride in Moraga

From Moraga PD:

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.

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Walnut Creek Homicide Suspect Arrested Yesterday

From the Walnut Creek PD:

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.
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