A Pittsburg man was arrested after a crime spree in the Walnut Creek area. The suspect attempted to burglarize a home and carjacked a person before stealing a landscaper’s van. He was apprehended by deputies and faces multiple charges including carjacking and burglaries. The suspect remains in custody with bail set at $345,000. Maggie Fusek reported
A Pittsburg resident was apprehended on Wednesday after committing a series of crimes in the Walnut Creek area, as reported by the Contra Costa Office of the Sheriff. According to spokesperson Jimmy Lee, deputies from the Valley Station responded to a burglary in progress on Birch Drive in unincorporated Walnut Creek at around 1:25 p.m. The victim informed the deputies that a man entered his garage, brandished a hammer, and demanded the keys to his car. When the victim resisted, the suspect fled the scene. The suspect then proceeded to a nearby residence but was unable to gain entry. He subsequently went to a parking lot on Treat Boulevard, where he carjacked an individual who was inside their vehicle. The suspect, identified as 33-year-old Sean White, then drove to West Holly Street in Walnut Creek, where he allegedly stole a landscaper’s van. Law enforcement officers, assisted by the East Bay Regional Park Police District, the Danville Police Department, and the Walnut Creek Police Department, conducted a search for White. He was eventually found walking on a trail near West Hookston Road and Contra Costa Boulevard and was arrested without any further incidents. White was later booked into the Martinez jail on multiple charges, including carjacking and burglaries. As of Thursday, he remained in custody with a bail amount of $345,000..