Walnut Creek Police Identify Wanted Suspect, Seek Assistance

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The Walnut Creek Police Department announced Tuesday that Christopher Newton, has been identified as the suspect in a theft of purse at a Yoga studio in Walnut Creek in June 2017 and subsequent fraudulent credit card charges in Pleasant Hill, Pittsburg & San Francisco.

Newton has warrants from 3 Bay Area jurisdictions related to Fraud & Identity Theft.

Newtons MO in Walnut Creek (in 2016 & 2017) was to take a taxi to a local yoga studio and then steal a wallet/purse and then use the stolen credit cards to make purchases.

Witnesses have described Newton as talking with a “feminine” voice and being “flamboyant.”

If you have any information regarding this suspect and/or his whereabouts, please contact me Detective Vevera at 925-943-5875 or [email protected].

If you see this subject, please do not approach him and contact your local police department.

Police reminded the community to please remember, if you are attending a yoga class or going to work out, please don’t leave any valuables in an unsecured locker, a common area, or visible in your car that can be taken easily.



  1. Don’t bring your purse to the gym. And don’t carry credit cards, and leave very little in your checking account. Times have changed, and you have to practice preventive measures.

    Sounds like he commits identity theft for a living. He is a piece of work.

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