Walnut Creek Boosts Police Presence Downtown to Ease Shopper, Business Owner ConcernsIn response to the ransacking of the Walnut Creek Nordstrom store last month, the Walnut Creek City Council recently approved a $2 million budget boost to more police officers on the streets in the hopes of easing concerns of business owners and shoppers.
CoCo County Deputy DA Wants Local, State, Federal Takedown Of Organized Retail CrimeLead prosecutor Mary Knox says dismantling the organized crime ring is going to take federal, state and local agencies to work together at the regional level.
Walnut Creek Police Arrest Suspected Shoplifter, Recover $2,000 In Stolen MerchandiseAn Oakland woman suspected of organized retail theft was arrested Sunday in Walnut Creek and police recovered about $2,000 in stolen merchandise.
Shoppers Welcome Heightened Police Presence In Downtown Walnut Creek Shoppers strolling along Walnut Creek's downtown business district Saturday night voiced an added sense of security as additional police and sheriff's deputies patrolled the area to combat organized smash-and-grab retail thefts.
Walnut Creek to Spend $2 Million in Response to Broadway Plaza TheftsWalnut Creek will beef up its police presence by spending $2 million over 18 months to add five officers to a new downtown beat, adding security cameras to the area, and flying a tether drone over Broadway Plaza.
Authorities: Suspect In Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-And-Grab Out On Bail; 2nd Suspect Appears In CourtA suspect in last week's smash-and-grab robbery at a Nordstrom store in Walnut Creek is out on bail, while a second suspect who was released due to a computer error appeared to court, authorities said.
Walnut Creek City Council to Hold Special Meeting on Nordstrom Smash-and-GrabThe Walnut Creek City Council will hold a special meeting Wednesday to discuss hiring five new police officers to patrol downtown in response to the Nov. 20 looting of Nordstrom by 90 masked bandits rushing the store just before closing.
Suspect in Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab Robbery Appears in CourtOne of three people charged with felonies in connection with the smash and grab of Nordstrom in Walnut Creek entered a plea of not guilty in court Monday.
UPDATE: 3 Charged with Felonies in Walnut Creek Nordstrom Smash-and-Grab RobberyThree people have been charged with multiple felonies related to the ransacking of a Nordstrom department store in Walnut Creek last weekend, Contra Costa County prosecutors said Wednesday.
Nervous Holiday Shoppers Find Barricades, More Police After Walnut Creek Smash-and-Grab RobberiesHoliday shopping in Walnut Creek has slowed to crawl as police tightened security in and around Broadway Plaza after roughly 80 people stormed the Nordstrom during one of Bay Area’s violent weekend smash and grabs.
Walnut Creek Considers Buffer Zone Around Planned Parenthood Over Protests, ConfrontationsThe Walnut Creek City Council on Tuesday will discuss creating a buffer zone around Planned Parenthood to cut down on confrontations between protesters and patients.