WCSD: Suspicious Men Approaching Students After School in Walnut Creek

January 11, 2018 20:17 pm · 14 comments

The Walnut Creek School District is warning families about strange men who are approaching students while the kids are walking home from school.

The following information is from the Walnut Creek School District:

Dear WCSD Families,

Earlier this week, we released a communication to WCI families about a report we received of WCI students being approached by an adult male as they were walking east on Ygnacio Valley Road toward Homestead.  Since Monday, we have been working closely with the Walnut Creek Police Department as they investigate the incident.

Yesterday, another student was approached walking home. This incident took place near the 7-11 on Civic Drive.  The student was followed as he made his way home, eventually seeking help from a local business.  While the WCPD do not believe these two incidents are connected, we want to provide you with any and all information available.

The following is the information we have obtained from the WCPD:

On 1-10-18 at approximately 4 p.m., a juvenile was followed by a male from the area of N. Civic Drive/Pine Street south towards N. California Blvd. near Cole Avenue. During this time, the male attempted to engage the juvenile in conversation. At one point, the subject showed the juvenile his phone which contained a sexually explicit text message. Wisely, the juvenile went inside a nearby business, waited until the man left the area, and reported the incident to the police.

Below is a description of the man:

  • White male in his early 20’s
  • 6′ tall with a thin build
  • Bald (shiny bald head)
  • Wearing a black Star Wars T-shirt and black sweatpants with a white stripe
  • The subject also had a neon green cast on his left arm

If you see this subject, please call the Walnut Creek Police Department at 925-935-6400. If you believe you know the identity of this subject, please contact Sergeant Andy Brown at 925-256-3553.  Thank you for your assistance.

WCPD has increased their presence in the area both before and after school.

We encourage parents to talk to their students about safe practices while walking to and from school:

  • Do not talk to strangers, even if they know your name.
  • Always walk directly to and from school using the same path every day.
  • Always walk or ride your bike with a group of friends.
  • Immediately seek help if you are approached by a stranger
  • Immediately notify a school official or parent.
  • Students are encouraged to do the following: “If you see something or know something, say something.” The safety of our students and staff is a top priority at the Walnut Creek School District.

If we receive any additional information, we will continue to update you.

Sincerely,

Marie Morgan
Superintendent

Mary January 11, 2018 at 10:17 PM

Yikes! The description of the 2nd creep is very specific and unique. I hope someone recognizes the guy and calls in his name to the police.

Mary January 11, 2018 at 10:19 PM

Just realized someone posted a follow up from WCPD. They found and talked to the guy and concluded “no crime occurred.” Sounds like a misunderstanding? Rather confusing.

Jp January 11, 2018 at 11:11 PM

I was always told not to take the same path at the same time every day or someone who is watching you will know where you will be and when.

GrammieKate January 11, 2018 at 11:51 PM

I teach radKIDS (google it to find out more) to elementary school kids. I always thought, too, that you should vary your routine, so creeps couldn’t establish where they could expect you to be. However, in radKIDS we teach the kids to always use the same route. That’s to help locate them in an emergency, such as a family emergency or if the child himself is grabbed, it narrows the search area. Family and police would have a starting point, should it come to such a need.

Great Gonzo January 12, 2018 at 5:21 AM

Where are the parents AND the police? One would think both would have a vested interest in catching these people.

anonymous January 12, 2018 at 5:44 AM

Nice job kids! And nice job for whoever trained them to seek help

Jp January 12, 2018 at 8:50 AM

Thanks Grammykate, makes sense! I really appreciate it.

Paririe Girl January 12, 2018 at 9:25 AM

That neon green cast should make him easy to spot!

moonwork January 12, 2018 at 10:06 AM

Disgusting. Can’t even go to school any more without just concentrating on studies. California, the pedofile sanctuary state.

Old Otis January 12, 2018 at 11:31 AM

Want some candy?

CalOldBlue January 12, 2018 at 1:44 PM

“The subject also had a neon green cast on his left arm”.

They couldn’t LEAD with that part of the description? The most obvious element that would set the suspect apart in any setting outside of an emergency room?

WC Mom January 12, 2018 at 1:58 PM

There has been an update sent to parents. The incident that involved a person with a green cast was a misunderstanding. The person was a juvenile with communication issues. It is a great idea though to teach children to seek help and crowds if they feel uncomfortable.

WC resident January 12, 2018 at 2:53 PM

It’s good that someone did not jump him and break his other arm.

Nutcreek Frontier January 12, 2018 at 3:13 PM

Now there has been an attempted rape of a girl on the Iron Horse Trail yesterday at 5:30 pm near Broadway Plaza, be alert!

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