I’m not the only one who is crazy around here, judging from just a small selection of recent calls that Walnut Creek police officers had to respond to over the past month or so.
I was poking around into just a few days from the daily police log that the WCPD posts online, and I found complaints both silly and not so silly.
My favorite of the bunch, and in the category of Parents Behaving Badly—Though I’m Not Sure Which Parent Was Being the Most Annoying: A woman calls the police on Friday, November 21 just before 5 p.m. to report that her 9-year-old daughter has been threatened by the parent of an uninvited guest to her birthday at the Walnut Creek on Ice rink in Civic Park. The RP (that is, "Reporting Party in police talk) wants “documentation of rudeness displayed toward her and her 9-year-old at the ice rink.”
The Great Tomato Caper: Just before 11 p.m. on Saturday, November 22, a resident in the 2100 block of Brampton Court reported that someone poured a can of tomatoes on his front door, and that he recently “received a call from an unknown subject that was asking about the tomatoes.” The responding officer concluded that “unknown subject (s) poured tomato sauce all over RP’s front door.” Fortunately, “RP” managed to wash it off. No damage done.
Ewww: On Saturday, November 29, at about 4:20 p.m., a woman shopping at Broadway Plaza complained that a man in his late 40s, dressed in khaki shorts, exposed himself to her and her juvenile daughter, by showing off a pink G-string he was wearing underneath his shorts.
This is Really Low: Also on November 29, a resident in the 2500 block of Jones Road called to say that someone stole his detergent, which he left in the unlocked laundry room of his apartment complex.
Bad Kids: Just before 5 p.m. on November 29, a group of juveniles in the 100 block of Cerezo Drive were supposedly setting off stink bombs near a field. Actually, when police arrived, they found out that the bombs were actually bottle rocks.
Bad Kids at the Ice Rink: At about 8 p.m. on November 29, two groups of juveniles were supposedly throwing rocks at people on the ice rink and yelling profanities at them.
Family in Distress: On Friday, November 21 at 9:38 p.m., someone called to say that, while walking past a home in the 4100 block of Arbolado Drive, he heard the sounds of things breaking and yelling coming from inside the house. Police determined that the incident involved a “minor assault between a teen and her parents.” No one was injured.
Start Making Sense: At about 1:30 p.m., November 21, a woman in the 1400 block of Montego Way called, rambling about how her neighbors were harassing her by “trying to get her to allow them to fix her residence in New Orleans.” Huh? Police weren't able to make any more sense of her "issue" when they learned that the woman--RP, that is--refused to talk more with the officers about her complaints.
Sad Discovery: A woman arrived at her home in the 1800 block of Second Avenue on the evening of November 29 to find that her 63-year-old husband was dead. He had apparently died in his sleep during the day.