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Police Activity Seen Near Acalanes High School on January 30

Police activity was seen in the vicinity of Acalanes High School around 12 noon on January 30, 2022. As of around 12:15pm on the 30th, several police vehicles were seen surrounding a white sedan. The sedan was parked on the side of the road on Pleasant Hill Road, on the Eastbound side of the road. At least one police vehicle was parked in front of the sedan, and one behind.

At that time, the trunk of the sedan was open. A police officer was seen kneeling on the ground beside the sedan, surrounded by what appeared to be at least ten miscellaneous parcels, clear boxes, and other items strewn on the ground around the vehicle. The officer appeared to be searching the contents from the vehicle, although this could not immediately be confirmed.

The officers responding appeared to be from the Lafayette Police Department. As the incident occurred around noon, there were not major disruptions to traffic flows on the popular road.

The nature of the incident is not yet clear. A query to the Lafayette Police Department has not yet been answered. One incident logged by the police department on its publicly available crime and public safety map may shed some insights, however. The incident, which is listed with the IR Number 20222951, is identified as a burglary. It occurred on the same day as the incident observed on Pleasant Hill Road and in approximately the same location, but the time of the noted burglary is listed as 12am.

This may be a generic time listed, though, and the two incidents may be the same. If that’s the case, then it is possible that the Lafayette Police Department was responding to a burglary during the stop observed on Pleasant Hill Road. The incident noted on the crime map also lists the Walnut Creek Police Department as responding.

If you see something, say something. Reach out to the Lafayette Police Department if you have any concerns about any incident in the community. Call 911 in the event of an emergency. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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Thomas Smith

Thomas Smith is a food and travel photographer and writer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. His photographic work routinely appears in publications including Food and Wine, Conde Nast Traveler, and the New York Times.

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