Walnut Creek – How a woman’s secret note to an East Bay cop led to arrests on human trafficking, domestic violence

WALNUT CREEK — When a Walnut Creek policeman responded to a 911 hangup call last November, the driver of a parked car explained the call away; he told the officer his ex-girlfriend had been following him, trying to start an altercation, so he called the police.

In the backseat was a young woman “crying hysterically,” according to the officer’s report. She was unable to speak, but slyly typed a two-word message on her phone and turned her screen toward the officer. Her message read, “He’s lying.”

By the end of the police investigation, the driver, 22-year-old Amani Dupre Jackson, had been charged with human trafficking, assault and domestic violence. By February, he and two women had been charged in an alleged criminal conspiracy to convince the victim not to testify, and to delete evidence off Jackson’s phone.

Police describe Jackson as a member of the Del Paso Heights Bloods, a subset of the Bloods criminal gang based in Sacramento. Jackson has pleaded not guilty and his trial has been set for mid-April, according to court records.

Court records describe Jackson’s November arrest in Walnut Creek, saying officers were first called to a parking lot near the corner of Arroyo Way and Civic Drive after an “unidentified female” called 911 and hung up. All the dispatcher could hear was a woman crying and a man asking where his phone was.

After reading the woman’s message to him, the officer — listed in court records only as “Officer Clemente” — separated Jackson and the woman, and interviewed her. She told police Jackson had punched her in the head and choked her for 10 seconds.

Jackson denied all this when questioned by police, saying it was another woman — a family member — who had fought with the alleged victim, and that he was trying to break it up. He said he called 911 and was more or less acting as a peacemaker.

In a subsequent interview, the woman told police that Jackson had spent two years in prison, and before that was “pimping her out,” according to an officer’s statement. She said he would drive her to San Francisco, or Oakland, drop her off at street corners with a box of condoms, and tell her not to call for a ride until all the condoms were gone.

She usually made around $1,000 to $1,500 a night, and Jackson would have sex with her if she met her quota, the woman reportedly told police. She said the argument that led to the fight in Walnut Creek happened because she had refused to go to the San Pablo/Richmond area and perform “tricks,” or sex acts for money.

But the story doesn’t quite end there. In February, a grand jury indicted two women — Channel Jackson and Essence Littlepage — on charges of conspiracy and dissuading a witness, for allegedly plotting with Jackson to get the victim to change her statement. In phone calls from county jail, Jackson reportedly also told them to delete evidence from his phone and other electronic devices.

Los Altos – Suspect arrested for possession of child pornography

The Los Altos Police Department, with the assistance of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (SVICAC) Task Force and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, has arrested Los Altos resident Jeffrey Rowland for possession of child pornography.

In January 2019, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) provided multiple CyberTip reports to the Los Altos Police Department regarding the suspected possession of harmful matter, specifically child pornography.

A follow-up investigation conducted by the Mountain View Police Department and the Los Altos Police Department revealed that the suspect was a Los Altos resident.

On February 27, 2019, the Los Altos Police Department, with the assistance of the Silicon Valley Internet Crimes Against Children (SVICAC) Task Force and the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at Jeffrey Rowland’s residence in Los Altos. Child pornography was located and seized. Suspect Jeffrey Rowland was arrested and booked into the Santa Clara County Jail without incident for the listed charge.

Individuals with information pertaining to this investigation are asked to contact Detective Sergeant Brian Jeffrey of the Los Altos Police Department Investigative Services Division at (650) 947-2770. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may call the Los Altos Police Department Tip-Line at (650) 947-2774.

REDWOOD CITY, CA – Man Accused Of Lewd Acts On Young Girl In Car In SMC: Cops

San Mateo County Sheriff’s deputies said they believe the man was trying to flee to Mexico before being apprehended for assaulting a girl.

REDWOOD CITY, CA — A Richmond man was arrested Thursday on suspicion of committing lewd acts with a child under age 14 while inside his vehicle, the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday.

Victor Alfonso Paredes-Castro, 34, was taken into custody in connection to an assault that happened on Feb. 23 and involved a family member of his girlfriend, according to the sheriff’s office. The incident occurred in an unincorporated part of San Mateo County, near Redwood City, officials said.

“The victim reported the incident immediately after it occurred, however the suspect fled the scene before deputies arrived,” the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Officials say they caught up with the suspect at his Richmond home on Thursday — just as he may have been headed out of town.

“Detectives believed Paredes-Castro was preparing to flee to Mexico before being apprehended,” the news release stated.

The sheriff’s department believes there are more potential victims and encourage anyone who had any contact or association with Paredes-Castro to contact Detective Jerri Cosens 650-363-4347 or Detective Sergeant Joe Cang at 650-363-4008.