Suspected ATM Burglars Arrested in Walnut Creek on Sunday Night

June 1, 2014 23:30 pm · 30 comments


Two suspected ATM burglars were arrested in Walnut Creek on Sunday night, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD).

The following information is from the WCPD:

Date / Time Occurred:

  • 6/1/14 at 1830 hours


  • Kaiser – Yosemite Building – (320 Lennon Lane)

Crime Description / Code:

  • Penal Code 459/460(b) – Commercial burglary (3 Counts)
  • Penal Code 496(a) – Possession of stolen property
  • Penal Code 466 – Possession of burglary tools
  • Penal Code 594(b)(1) – Vandalism
  • Penal Code 182(1) – Conspiracy
  • Penal Code 148(a)(1) – Resisting arrest
  • Vehicle Code 14601.1(a) – Driving with a suspended license

Suspects: In-Custody

  • Kurt Kaumans, WMA, 47 years old, resident of Pleasant Hill
  • Suzanne Breatt, WFA, 37 years old, resident of Concord

On Sunday night at approximately 6:30, WCPD officers responded to Kaiser’s Yosemite Building (320 Lennon Lane) on a report of a subject who had entered the building and was using a crowbar to steal an ATM machine. Officers arrived within 3 minutes and a perimeter was immediately set up. The building was searched and the suspect was located hiding inside the lunchroom’s drop ceiling tiles. Kurt Kaumans had cash from the ATM. Kaumans has been identified as responsible for two previous attempts at breaking in to the same ATM.

Kaumans was arrested for three separate counts of commercial burglary to the same business, possession of stolen property, felony vandalism, possession of burglary tools, conspiracy and resisting arrest.

During the search for Kaumans, Officers observed a vehicle circling the area. A traffic stop was conducted and the female driver was identified as Suzanne Breatt. Breatt had Kauman’s California driver’s license with her; she was carrying binoculars and additional burglary tools. Officers also determined she had been speaking with Kaumans via cellular phone. Breatt was arrested for conspiracy, possession of burglary tools and driving on a suspended license.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Walnut Creek Police Department at (925) 943-5844.

Babs June 1, 2014 at 11:51 PM

Same building as Pharmacy, surprised they didn’t go after drugs, too.

sk June 2, 2014 at 1:56 AM

If they are just suspects and aren’t changed shouldn’t their names not be put out until they have been charged. no matter who it was they need to use their motivation to gain money in a different way (after doing time for the crime)

ex-californian June 2, 2014 at 5:04 AM

#2: Once they’ve been arrested and booked, their names are on a public record (the booking log).

Whether or not a news organization uses that information before or after they are formally charged is up to that news organization’s judgement.

Antler June 2, 2014 at 6:08 AM

Textbook thorough! Good for WCPD!!!

Lemme Guess June 2, 2014 at 6:25 AM

Not Mensa members, nor propulsion engineers from NASA.

aj buttacavoli June 2, 2014 at 6:29 AM

OMG! The Yosemite Building! Where I go for my blood tests! I know that ATM well. There is a gift store adjacent to it. Gifts for the infirm. Alack and alas! Nothing is sacred!

@ sk June 2, 2014 at 6:34 AM

What are you talking about? They have both been arrested, charged and booked into jail. What more is required to satisfy you?

Eat food June 2, 2014 at 6:37 AM

@sk, really??? Suspects with the $, tools and getaway driver? This is not law and order, these bums are guilty!

RealityCheck June 2, 2014 at 6:49 AM

Good job WCPD!
Too bad he didn’t “slip” and hit his head on one of those crowbars during the arrest…..

Eddie Gein June 2, 2014 at 6:52 AM

I never knew there was a lunchroom there. Or an ATM.

Pathetic Public Servants June 2, 2014 at 7:07 AM

Under AB109 also refereed to as prison realignment passed back in 2011 these two likely will NEVER see the inside of State Prison.
And whatever sentences they are given, under AB109 are Automatically cut in half and their entire period of incarceration will be in County Jail. Taking up bed space that used to be used for misdemeanor and pretrial inmates.

When Assemblywoman Bonilla and State Senator DeSaulnier Voted For AB-109 all they did was push the State’s Prison overcrowding onto California’s 58 Counties.

Deterrence thru threat of incarceration for misdemeanor criminals (burglary) has been turned into a farcical joke by Bonilla and DeSaulnier.

JRConcord June 2, 2014 at 7:09 AM


Anon June 2, 2014 at 7:39 AM

What a couple of dirtballs, hope they haven’t reproduced…am sure there was an innocent reason the male was hiding in the ceiling tiles of building (bah hah)…good job, WCPD!

anon June 2, 2014 at 8:14 AM

I love pics!
I’m practicing identifying tweakers. Are there any details on him that show he’s one? There’s something about the face, maybe it’s just the excitement.

Tojo June 2, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Come on sk, really? The scum is guilty and was caught in the act. HE’S GUILTY!!!!!!!!!! Maybe if we start handing out even more severe punishments instead of sending them to what they consider a party place to hang out with their homies, they’ll get of their buts, and off drugs, to become a better member of society. Oops, I forgot… There are those out there on a quest to legalize drugs now too. California SUCKS!

@SK June 2, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Two things:

California law says an arrest is a public record. Period.

Hitler, Stalin and Pol Pot, all mass murderers were never convicted of snything either, but we do see their names mentioned from time to time.

bumper morgan June 2, 2014 at 9:17 AM

He dosent have the tweeker/methnlook. he does have the glare of a pill-head, thoough, in my opinion. Probably Oxycontin, etc..

offdutydeputy June 2, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Kaumans has already been to prison. Don’t quote me but I believe it was for weapons charges. Don’t think for one second this will be the end of his criminal career.

What security June 2, 2014 at 10:21 AM


just a concordian June 2, 2014 at 10:24 AM

I am a bit unclear on this “burglary tools” charge. Is it a charge dependent on the guy actually committing a robbery? I’m sure I have burglary tools at home, such as crowbar, screwdriver, hammer etc. for that matter, a brick through a window is a burglary tool and I’ve got plenty of those things.

Shelly June 2, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Wow, how pathetic they are! Together not even half a brain.

Shelly June 2, 2014 at 10:35 AM

#14, Meth users look a lot more dirty, haggard, desperate, unhealthy, and used up.

foonman June 2, 2014 at 11:20 AM

SK must be a relative………nice example of liberal-speak….he’s a victim…
something we did to him made him this way……we’re all guilty but him….
give me a friggin break……………..!

Spanky Fortuna June 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Still can’t believe how mind-numbingly stupid can be.

Spanky Fortuna June 2, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Still can’t believe how mind-numbingly stupid people can be.

go for it June 2, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Foonman. No…… Mom and dad are guilty, right?

Sid June 2, 2014 at 3:55 PM

Mary @27, He’s a dead ringer for one of my neighbors, but I know it’s not him. I think he has one of those faces that always looks familiar.

Fly boy June 2, 2014 at 4:32 PM

Yes I agree these folks seem to be guilty assuming the facts are correct. However, the law does state than an arrest is public record. Weather you’re guilty or not. Anyone can say anything and that’s enough PC for an arrest. Once arrested a suspect is presumed guilty and is on their own as far as defending them selves attorneys cost, witness, etc.

Charles-the-cat June 2, 2014 at 4:43 PM

I had a nasty run-in with a low-intellect sociopath at Target a few weeks ago. Damn if it doesn’t look exactly like this guy. I wonder if he drives a light colored, extended cab pickup.

oak grove posse June 2, 2014 at 8:11 PM

@just a concordian #20
Under the penal code regardless of whether or not he burglarizes a business residence or automobile he could get the Possession of Burglary Tools charge PC 466.

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