Walnut Creek Police Announce Downtown Foot Patrols

The Walnut Creek Police Department said it will have additional staff on the streets this weekend, with expanded foot patrols providing an additional presence in the downtown area. Additional agents will be on duty during the busiest times for Walnut Creek dining and nightlife on Fridays and Saturdays.

According to the police, several recent events have drawn particular attention in our downtown corridor. Last weekend, a man fired several shots after he and a companion attempted to leave Modern China restaurant without paying for their dinner. No one was injured and investigators continue to examine information that may help identify the suspect. In addition, an altercation outside Dan’s Irish Sports Bar between a private security guard and a customer resulted in serious injury to the customer and the arrest of the security guard. Details of these incidents are described below.

Although these are isolated incidents, we want to make sure that residents and visitors to Walnut Creek feel comfortable while enjoying our many restaurants and shops. As our community begins to feel more comfortable returning to their favorite businesses, know that we are here with you.

(File # 21-22397) September 5, 12:40 a.m., incident outside Dan’s Irish Sports Bar: Dan’s security guards confronted a customer who tried to break into the bar. A guard, Dante Sims, 42 (Antioch), was arrested for assault after inflicting serious injuries on the client, who then fell and hit his head on the ground. The file will be sent to the public prosecutor’s office for examination. The client is recovering from his injuries at a local hospital.

(Case # 21-22476) September 5, 8:40 p.m., incident outside modern China: A couple left the Modern China restaurant after having dined without paying the bill. The owner of the business followed the couple across the street, confronted them, and the man paid the owner. The couple got into a black Kia sedan driven by the woman. The man in the passenger seat raised a handgun and fired three shots as the car drove away. No one has been affected and the investigation is continuing. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Hall at 925-943-5899 x2405.

Information provided by Walnut Creek Police