The Walnut Creek Police Department announced the arrest of two people after a firearm was brandished Sunday afternoon at the Cheesecake Factory in the City of Walnut Creek.
According to police, officers were called to The Cheesecake Factory on Locust Street Sunday afternoon around 5:00 p.m. after receiving a report of a man with a gun. Upon arrival, officers detained several people without incident and determined this was a targeted act.
Taken into custody were 21-year-old Lauren Lopez and 20-year-old Joshua Miles, both from San Francisco. During a fight between several customers, Miles brandished a gun, which was registered to Lopez.
After the scene was secured, police canvassed the area and located a bag hidden in a water fountain next to the table where the couple had been eating. Found inside was a loaded Glock handgun with two extra magazines, as well as a wallet belonging to one of those arrested.
Charges include possession of a firearm and conspiracy to commit a crime. Despite several recent notable events in Walnut Creek, the crime rates are very consistent over the past five years.
Police Chief Jamie Knox said, “We understand that even a few incidents can be disturbing. That’s why our Police Department has stepped up downtown patrols recently during weekends, increasing visibility and enhancing public safety.”
Information released by Walnut Creek Police