PICS: Walnut Creek Package Thief Arrested

August 7, 2014 19:20 pm · 49 comments



On Wednesday we showed you a picture of a criminal stealing a package in Walnut Creek.

Today, we have happy news to report.

The following is from the Walnut Creek Police Dept.:

We are happy to report that the package thief depicted in the pictures above was arrested yesterday on unrelated charges by the Pleasant Hill Police Department. Special thanks goes to the Martinez Police Department who spotted the truck that led to the arrest.

Since the suspect has not been arrested or charged yet in connection with our case, we are not releasing his identity at this time. However, we are confident the responsible is in custody. Here is a picture of the truck he was arrested in.


Thanks to everyone who helped put the bad guy in jail!

Hope he rots in jail August 7, 2014 at 7:25 PM


Sharesies August 7, 2014 at 7:33 PM

What, did all these people share a trailer?

Ctown August 7, 2014 at 7:41 PM

Another dbag off the streets. Good job!

Bad guys August 7, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Unless there’s a steering wheel on the passenger side it appears there was an accomplice.

snurmac August 7, 2014 at 7:55 PM

wonder if he still had the diapers and baby formula.

anon August 7, 2014 at 7:58 PM

Was there 2 people doing the theft? Looks like the guy was a passenger in the truck.

Sybil August 7, 2014 at 7:59 PM

Nicely done! Get all of these fools off the streets!

Concordejet August 7, 2014 at 8:00 PM

WEll, I knew this was going to happen and my wish came true HA!!!!! put him in jail and throw out the key!!!!!!!!! loser!!!!!

Familiar truck August 7, 2014 at 8:16 PM

I’ve seen that truck cruising around the Baldwin park area thought he looked kind of shady

the Shi ite August 7, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Am I the only one who thinks that they should have released these photos with the original post Wednesday.
How many people have seen that bucket around town?
Flat Black = Lazy SOB paint!

wow August 7, 2014 at 8:31 PM

idiots didnt even have a garage to try to hide their easily identifiable truck.

VikingPrincess August 7, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Looks like he was the passenger of the truck. Hope they also got the driver

commoncents August 7, 2014 at 8:33 PM

Looks like maybe he’s just misunderstood and needs help in turning his life around. Probably not from “over the hill.” (wink,wink)

furian August 7, 2014 at 8:41 PM

Great job!

I love happy endings.

firefighters daughter August 7, 2014 at 8:43 PM

Claycord to the rescue, again…Soo happy to have this scum behind bars!

Sunfish August 7, 2014 at 8:48 PM

Fishy guy, knew he had to get caught sooner or later.

Truck has been repainted..... August 7, 2014 at 8:51 PM

probably stolen…..

anon mom in Conc August 7, 2014 at 8:57 PM

I’m glad, SO glad that they caught this guy…but I’m wondering why this particular theft (in Walnut Creek) was all over the local news broadcasts when has reported many of these, also with video footage, that never even made it to the local news. Makes you go hmmmmm…

Officer Barbrady August 7, 2014 at 9:03 PM

I’m putting a guess out the the drivers door doesn’t work. Looks like window is jammed on new picture.

PhilthyPHRESH August 7, 2014 at 9:27 PM

Good job, the police, you guys are doing a great job out here. Thank you.

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 7, 2014 at 9:33 PM

obama voter.

SeeK August 7, 2014 at 9:41 PM


Why am I not surprised that you would make a stupid-ass remark?

KenInConcord August 7, 2014 at 9:48 PM

Just your basic “re-distribution of wealth”!

94598 August 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Yes- he’s definitely a democrat.

Cat Wrangler August 7, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Hurray! Great work MPD PHPD and WCPD! Thank you for outstanding service to our community. 🙂

jrconcord August 7, 2014 at 10:25 PM

Puckin awesome!

Smart,Goodlooking&Debonair August 7, 2014 at 10:26 PM

How do I know this person is an obama voter, you ask? because he takes what you and I worked hard to earn. Enough said.

sue August 7, 2014 at 10:41 PM

right #4

How about his accomplice August 7, 2014 at 11:00 PM

He definitely had an accomplice…look at the person sitting in the passenger side of the truck in the second picture as the suspect runs up the walkway….

anonanonagain August 7, 2014 at 11:23 PM

I love for this!!!!

Anger at Home August 7, 2014 at 11:32 PM

Sell the bastard’s truck.

anon August 8, 2014 at 12:09 AM

i didnt think they’d get him this quick.
officer barbrady, where were u yesterday to predict for us?

commencents, if you really want to see something pathetic….any woman that says these words should be sent to in house counseling.!byAOTa

Interesting August 8, 2014 at 12:47 AM

Did they catch the accomplice too?

Anon August 8, 2014 at 4:12 AM

Like #33 asked, it looks like he got out of the passenger side of the truck in the picture. Who was driving him, and isn’t that person guilty of a crime of a crime as well?

@ Officer Barbrady August 8, 2014 at 4:47 AM

PHPD arrested Mr. Receding Hairline along with the Driver of the truck and booked them into MDF on our charges. The truck was sent to car jail. At the time we were unaware of the want for them in Walnut Creek. Later the next day, PHPD received a Critical Reach flyer from WCPD and immediately recognized Mr Receding Hairline and the truck. PHPD gave WCPD their names, where they could be found, and the location of the truck… Just doing our jobs the best we know how.

I am surprised that no one August 8, 2014 at 7:53 AM

has suggested this before, so I will.

Get a rope.

green August 8, 2014 at 8:22 AM

there was no accomplice. the driver’s door does not work. notice the passenger door handle on the inside doesn’t work either–that’s why he is reaching outside to open the door.

green August 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

#4 @Bad guys:

“Unless there’s a steering wheel on the passenger side it appears there was an accomplice.”

You forgot that the driver’s door could not work; therefore he would have had to get out of the passenger door or get out Dukes of Hazzard style.

Fumunda August 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Hahaaahhaaaaa , what a douchbag bag . Hope the babie items were with the trip to jail , haaahhhaaaaaaa

The Mamba August 8, 2014 at 9:27 AM

Great job by all the coorinating agencies involved, and for the citizen having a camera to capture the pictures. Enjoy your time in jail sir.

Monkey August 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM


@ green August 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

A simple thorough observation of picture 1 shows someone preparing to exit the passenger side door via the outside handle, however, nite the position of the truck-IT IS STILL ENTERING THE DRIVEWAY. Then in picture 2 , the suspect is running and the truck is parked further up the driveway. So it is not plausible as you suggested thst the person was driving onto and up the driveway where the truck is seen parked in picture 2 while in picture 1 that same person is supposedly already at the passenger side trying to get out when the truck is still driving onto and up the driveway! And as stated before, in picture 2, if you zoom into it (as most people can on their phones and iPads and tablets can do) you can clearly see someone in the truck while the suspect is running up the walk. Thank you.

PC August 8, 2014 at 4:15 PM

This human turd will now be part of the state’s jail system. Sure he is stupid now but he can learn to be a real pro. Taxpayers get to foot the bill for his incarceration–food & secure lodging, health care, etc. When will these low- life p.o.s. self-destruct? What about a forced labor camp for these guys?

Cartman August 8, 2014 at 4:54 PM

Boil him.

@ #42 & #4 August 8, 2014 at 5:40 PM

Your observation was correct, there was an accomplice.

@ #42 & #4 August 8, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Your two are correct, there was an accomplice.

There were 3 August 8, 2014 at 9:21 PM

The stills above were taken from a video. In the video, a lot more detail comes into play. There are actually three, the driver, someone in the middle, and the guy in the photo. The passenger door was broken and was opened from the outside. I heard they were arrested in PH trying to break into a car the next day and WC had circulated the photos to adjacent departments.

#27 August 9, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Do us a favor and take your political horse puckey to the ABOUT POLITICS section. It’s starting to smell bad.

Libtard August 9, 2014 at 9:14 AM

@47 you are forgetting the guy who the picture.

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