Contra Costa DA files 15-count felony against suspect in Walnut Creek commercial burglaries

CONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Aug. 11, 2023) — The Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office filed a 15-count felony complaint on August 4 against 40-year-old Jarvis Leigh Ferguson of Daly City for a string of commercial burglaries in Walnut Creek. Ferguson was also charged on August 10 for selling and possessing controlled substances.

Ferguson was arraigned in Superior Court in Martinez on August 7. He pled not guilty to the commercial burglary charges. He committed the offenses between July 16 and July 24. His targets included restaurants and a hair salon in Walnut Creek during non-business hours. Walnut Creek Police investigated the burglaries and found similar methods used in the crimes. Evidence collected from the affected businesses led police to Ferguson as the primary suspect.

Ferguson faces seven counts of second-degree commercial burglary [PC 459], six counts of grand theft of property [PC 487(a)]. He also faces two counts of vandalism causing over $400 in damage [PC 594(a)].

In a separate filing, Ferguson received a four-count felony complaint for possessing and selling methamphetamine and cocaine on August 2.  Two counts stem from violating HS 11378 for the possession or sale of a controlled substance, and two counts for violating HS 11379(a) to sell or offer to sell a controlled substance.

Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton said, “We’re grateful to Walnut Creek Police who thoroughly investigated these brazen burglaries and drug offenses. Those who engage in such criminality will continue to be prosecuted by my office.”

Ferguson is currently in custody at the West County Detention Facility with a bail amount currently set at $375,000.