By Walnut Creek Police Department
You may have noticed extra Walnut Creek PD Officers, Lafayette PD, and Contra Costa County Deputies patrolling the downtown area.
We are doing our best to combat the influx of organized retail crime. Here is a little bit of the most recent activity:
On Sunday, Dec. 5, Officer Matt Smith noticed a suspicious vehicle parked in a parking lot near Broadway Plaza. The license plates were removed from the car, which Officer Smith recognized may be an indicator of someone attempting to get away with some kind of criminal behavior.
Officer Smith’s proactive investigation and the assistance of other WCPD units on scene led to the arrest of Eriona Mclothan, born Jan. 16, 1997, out of Oakland for PC 490.4, organized retail theft.
Approximately $2,000 in merchandise from various retailers in Broadway Plaza was recovered and returned.
Great investigation by all involved!!