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Walnut Creek Police Arrest Pair After Brandished Firearm at The Cheesecake Factory

by ECT

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

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BlueJay Oct 19, 2021 - 12:57 am

Problems arise there when people from other cities descend on WC. Locals are pretty cool about things. People should stay in their own towns and do their thing!

LoveableCurmudgeon Oct 19, 2021 - 4:06 am

What? Crime? In Walnut Creek??? Oh, where are the folks bemoaning how the city has gone ghetto? Where are they? Do they reserve their angst for Antioch crime only?

Street-Sweeper Oct 19, 2021 - 4:45 pm

Not as ghetto as Antioch, playa.

Robert C. Oct 19, 2021 - 1:53 pm

Stupid is as stupid does…

FIGARO Oct 19, 2021 - 2:21 pm

Walnut Creek has very little crime compared to something like Antioch! The WC police are on-the-ball. If something does go awry, it gets some media time. My parents and relatives live there and are quite pleased.

VALERIE Oct 25, 2021 - 2:32 pm

I was in WC several times last year when idiot BLM goons started throwing things at people and punching them. The WCPD immediately surrounded them and pounded a few heads. Those people came from other cities to cause trouble. A few protesters were drenched with hot coffee. I guess they do like their coffee hot.

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