41-Year-Old Walnut Creek Man Arrested On Rape Charges

February 7, 2020 21:49 pm · 47 comments

A 41-year-old Walnut Creek man has been arrested on rape charges, according to the Walnut Creek Police Department.

This afternoon at 2:10 p.m., Officers from the Walnut Creek Police Department went to a residence in the 200 block of Hall Drive in Orinda to interview David Justice in regards to a sexual assault that occurred in Walnut Creek, according to police.

As officers arrived, police say Justice left the residence in a vehicle.

Officers attempted to pull over Justice’s vehicle but Justice sped away at a high rate of speed, police said.

Justice eventually returned to the address on Hall Drive and ran into the residence. Moments later, police say Justice exited the back of the residence with a shotgun pointed to his head.

Justice peacefully surrendered at 6:02 p.m. and was taken into custody.

Justice will be booked into the Martinez Detention Facility on a warrant for multiple counts of rape, according to police.

His bail was set at $5,000,000.

If anyone has information regarding this incident please call Detective Gerstner at 925-943-5878.

Ilovepopcorn February 7, 2020 at 9:57 PM

Don’t people know this behavior will have dire consequences?

Bob February 7, 2020 at 10:19 PM

It appears Justice was unable to escape justice.

Aunt Barbara February 8, 2020 at 12:13 AM

would be good to know more.

FormerEastBay February 8, 2020 at 3:03 AM

Aunt barbara,
Why does it matter how many women? One is too many.

S February 8, 2020 at 7:19 AM

You ask 1? 2? 3? 4?… Isn’t 1 bad enough, don’t need to know more…

Good to know? February 8, 2020 at 7:42 AM

Good to know … what??
You need to know how many women? Why?
1 is 1 to many !
That a rape was attempted or occurred is enough

Aunt Barbara February 8, 2020 at 12:21 PM

Want to know if he was a serial rapist or just forced himself on a girlfriend/date. Makes a difference in public safety folks.

Carnac the Magnificent February 8, 2020 at 3:25 PM

Barbara did you happen to notice he is in custody? There is no danger to the public any longer at this point.

Aunt Barbara February 8, 2020 at 4:22 PM

“at this point he is in custody” famous last words

Lambie February 8, 2020 at 5:45 PM

Where does it say the victim was a woman?

PO'd February 9, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Harry Callahan: He’ll do it again
Mayor: How do you know that Callahan?
Harry: Because he like it.

dave February 11, 2020 at 1:01 PM

Man, the response here are so bad. It is not a dumb question to ask if they are looking for more victims or if this was an isolated incident. She wasn’t saying that 1 rape was no big deal.

Nutcreek Frontier February 8, 2020 at 1:08 AM

Saddened he is from Walnut Creek

Future Catlady February 8, 2020 at 5:07 PM

Why do you say that?

Nutcreek Frontier February 11, 2020 at 8:57 PM

Future Catlady, because as a resident of Walnut Creek, you never want to read about a fellow Walnut Creeker behaving badly. That’s all.

Big Rob February 8, 2020 at 2:54 AM

That’s going to be a very expensive piece of arz!

Robert February 11, 2020 at 12:34 PM

What a crass comment! A crime was committed. There is no humor in this situation.

TGUNN February 8, 2020 at 5:56 AM

Justice looks like the role of who is getting raped might be changing in the near future.

My own opinion February 8, 2020 at 6:32 AM

Why does he have a happy smile on his face?

SmileWC February 8, 2020 at 9:28 AM

Likely the DMV photo.

Kentucky Derby February 8, 2020 at 7:58 AM

Quite the SWAT standoff in Orinda yesterday. Road closures, neighbors barricaded in their homes and neighbors not allowed to return home for hours. Glad he’s in custody, and no innocent people hurt.

The Wizard February 8, 2020 at 9:16 AM

Make him eat at the Olive Garden and then Boil Him.

Ricardoh February 8, 2020 at 9:30 AM

The attack was in Walnut Creek the attacker lives in Orinda.

chuckie the troll February 8, 2020 at 9:34 AM

“Stop or I’ll shoot!”? Too bad Dirty Harry wasn’t on the scene. He would have saved taxpayers a lot of money.

Concord Grape February 8, 2020 at 9:53 AM

Ricardoh, did you read the article, is it FAKE NEWS???

Ricardoh February 8, 2020 at 9:54 AM

Who cares do want him out on the streets?

Dawg February 8, 2020 at 10:03 AM

He is being charged with multiple counts of rape and he attempted to flee, making him a flight risk. He also appeared to be suicidal when he pointed a shotgun to his head.

Noj February 8, 2020 at 10:11 AM

Moron speeds away from police and they find him with a shotgun pointed at his head. Yeah, he’s innocent as hell.

Shauna Maffei February 8, 2020 at 10:20 AM

Except you don’t know the circumstances or the age of the victim. Generally bail is set that high for reasons not necessarily disclosed to the public.

Irish February 8, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Should have just shot the asshat and called it good…instead our tax dollars are gonna go towards feeding this POS, thanks Walnut Creek pd 👍

94521 February 8, 2020 at 10:21 AM

Obviously the guy’s a huge flight risk.

Anon February 8, 2020 at 11:00 AM

Yeah, but you’re forgetting about his skin color. He has to pay for his “privilege”.

Carnac the Magnificent February 8, 2020 at 11:12 AM


I’m not seeing the correlation between the bail amount for burglary to your car and the bail amount for rape.

Crimes against people will always have a higher bail amount then crimes against an inanimate object and rightfully so.

Silva February 8, 2020 at 12:42 PM

What do you mean?

WC Resident February 8, 2020 at 3:57 PM

I don’t see any mention of women in the report. He may have a thing for guys. The good news is that his name and photo are now public. His full name is David Martin Justice and so a potential date Googling up his name should find the news articles and get a heads up to be careful, even if he’s never convicted.

There are two PC 261-Rape charges at present. We don’t know if that means one or two people.

@My own opinion – the blue background in the photo is usually from a DMV photo. The WCPD mugshot is not on Claycord but does not look happy there.

John P February 8, 2020 at 6:24 PM

Actions of an innocent man? I think not.

Really??? February 8, 2020 at 7:06 PM


Sangin' February 9, 2020 at 5:52 AM

Are you suggesting he’s innocent? He evaded police and held a gun to his head. Actions of an innocent man? You’re concerned about his bail amount. Do you know this douche personally?

The Wizard February 9, 2020 at 10:01 AM

Just like the Clinton’s

FPN February 9, 2020 at 10:19 AM

The Senate has more sence than that. You must mean Congress.

Silva February 9, 2020 at 12:09 PM

It’s a real shame they no longer teach this stuff in school.

“The United States Senate is the upper chamber of the United States Congress, which along with the United States House of Representatives—the lower chamber (of the United States Congress)—constitutes the legislature of the United States.”

Both chambers of Congress make up the Senate. senate.gov

Run February 10, 2020 at 7:52 AM

Nothing says “I am innocent” like pointing a gun at your own head when the police arrive at your door.

Ary February 10, 2020 at 8:37 AM

The only way you can stop him from doing it again is to keep him in a mental institute for life.

The Mamba February 10, 2020 at 10:48 AM

What a shame, he was a great player with the Braves.

Jeff February 11, 2020 at 7:54 AM

Let’s give the man a trial.


commoncents February 11, 2020 at 9:31 AM

@Jeff – yes let’s but be honest if he would have come from “over the hill” you would have been calling for a quick execution…

Jeff February 11, 2020 at 10:44 AM

Only if they put up resistance to arrest.


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