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Walnut Creek Police Department
Sunday July 17th, 2016 :: 10:33 a.m. PDT


Suspect Arrested for Multiple Violent Felonies in Walnut Creek

WCPD Case Number: 16-25353
Date / Time Occurred: 07/16/16 at 2203 hours
Location: 200 block of Wooten Drive, Parkside Drive/Hillside Ave
Crime Description / Code: Felony Hit and Run / 20001 VC, Assault with a Deadly Weapon / 245 PC, Harming a Police Dog / 600 PC, Driving Under the Influence – Felony / 23153 VC, Resisting Arrest / 148 PC

Suspect(s): Rolando Gonzalez, Hispanic male adult, 33 years old. Resident of Walnut Creek

Press Release Prepared By: Sergeant Andy Brown

On the above date and time, the Walnut Creek Police Department (WCPD) responded to a vehicle versus pedestrian hit and run collision on the 200 block of Wooten Drive in which the pedestrian sustained minor injury. A witness to the hit and run attempted to confront the suspect but was nearly run over by the suspect vehicle and also sustained minor injury. A short time later, a WCPD officer located the suspect vehicle on Parkside Drive just west of Hillside Ave. The suspect vehicle collided head-on with the patrol officer’s SUV causing significant damage to both vehicles. The suspect exited his vehicle and tried to hide in some nearby bushes. Several other officers responded and the suspect actively resisted officers’ attempts to take him into custody. Police tasers and a bean-bag shot gun were deployed in an effort to get the suspect to comply. A Police K-9 was also deployed and was stabbed several times by the suspect with an unknown object. Ultimately, officers were able to take the suspect into custody for multiple felony charges. The suspect was transported to the hospital for injuries.

The WCPD officer involved in the collision sustained serious but non-life threatening injuries and was also transported to the hospital. The WCPD K-9 was transported to the veterinarian to receive emergency medical care and is expected to fully recover.

WCPD requests anyone who may have witnessed any part of the above incidents to contact Detective Gabe Mauro at 925-943-5844.

Walnut Creek Police Department
1666 N Main St
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 925-943-5844

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