The Walnut Creek Police Department Weekly Activity Log – Nov.9 – Nov.16

November 22, 2015 15:00 pm · 11 comments


Click on each link below to read the Walnut Creek Police activity log.

The Walnut Creek Police activity log will be posted weekly on

Click on each link above to read the information for that day.

SpankyFortuna November 22, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Don’t have excel, don’t use excel, don’t need excel. Please consider making this report available to all. Thank you.

P-Hill golfer November 22, 2015 at 4:23 PM

Clearly, if you want to read this report one of those things is not true.

CommonCents November 22, 2015 at 5:01 PM

@SpankyFortuna doesn’t use Microsoft Excel? We must revolve in complete different spheres.

Aunt Bea November 22, 2015 at 6:41 PM

I agree. This only gives computer viruses. Ashamed of WC being lazy and not fixing for the citizens safety. WE NEED TO KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON OUT THERE and shouldn’t have to download crap!

CommonCents November 23, 2015 at 12:07 AM

Are we really accusing WCPD for being lazy because they are providing you their data in an excel format? Is that really what we should be ashamed of here? There are 594 incidents between all of the files, and Excel is an excellent method to view all of the data. Out of curiosity, what would be a more effective method to view all of this data? Oh, and please don’t mention any method involving java or flash based scripts if viruses are a concern; that’s a losing proposition.

Fix the Time November 23, 2015 at 7:04 AM

I have the excel reader- it’s really no big deal to download the reader. However, the “Time” column in these reports is not set properly by WCPD?
It displays whole numbers rather than a time for at and doesn’t make any sense. CAN WCPD FIX THIS PLEASE?????

Jean S November 23, 2015 at 12:15 PM

This log is the first of two weeks vandalism to Walnut Creek restaurants by a homeless man. After years of small damages by homeless, we have had five days of damage in the thousands of dollars. One particularly violent man sleeps in Civic Park, uses the library computer to post threats and smashes 9-12 windows at night. He walks down our streets smugly because somehow, even with his long rap sheet, he is able to walk the streets all day long; if he goes so jail he is out in 24 hour and walks back into town within a day. In a spreadsheet you do not see the damage to the businesses in the area near Las Lomas and Broadway Plaza. I would like Whole Foods to stop feeding the homeless because the homeless population has doubled (40 to 100) and there are a handful with sick, destructive intentions. The streets are not safe late at night as employees and customers approach the holiday shopping season.

@@5 November 23, 2015 at 12:17 PM

News FLASH they have a public log in their front lobby for all to see. You don’t even have to give a reason to see it. They are obeying and complying with the open records law.

This is a courtesy to the public. They do have have to provide this information to anyone in any format over the internet. Don’t bite the hand that feeds you lest they stop providing it all together.

This isn’t McDonald’s and you don’t get to have it your way for surely if they provided it in a different format or multiple format one of your whiny sniveling people would complain “I can open it”, “It’s bad customer service”, “I don’t understand the time stamps” etc etc etc.

SpankyFortuna November 23, 2015 at 12:21 PM

@Fix #6
Thank you so much! Your suggestion was very helpful.

@ Fix the Time November 23, 2015 at 12:35 PM

There is nothing wrong with the time stamps. They are using a 24 hour clock – “Military time” to avoid confusing AM and PM for times of occurrence.

02:30:10 = 2:30 AM and 10 seconds
14:30:10 = 2:30 PM and 10 seconds

wc November 23, 2015 at 12:55 PM

Two FREE options to open Excel files: LibreOffice, OpenOffice.

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