The Walnut Creek Police Department announced the arrest of an Charlie Patterson, 30 of Antioch, who is suspected of stealing mail.
According to Walnut Creek Police, on February 2, at about 6:58 AM an alert citizen called in a report of suspicious males looking into several mail boxes in the area. Walnut Creek officers and detectives quickly responded to the scene and located one of the subjects, Charlie Patterson, 30 of Antioch, as he was walking on Oak Rd.
Patterson was found to be in possession of stolen mail from several residences in Walnut Creek, as well as burglary tools. Patterson was booked at the Martinez Detention Facility on multiple charges. Two additional subjects were contacted and the investigation is on-going.
The Walnut Creek Police Department credited alert citizen calling in suspicious behavior and giving a detailed suspect description and direction of travel to our dispatchers. They encourage you to be alert and report anything suspicious or unusual in your neighborhoods. For emergencies always call 911 and for non-emergencies call (925) 943-5844.
Patterson was charged with the following:
- 530.5(c)(3) PC – Identity Theft
- 484/488 PC – Mail Theft
- 496 PC – Possession of Stolen Property
- 466 PC – Possession of Burglary Tools