OAKLAND – Police arrested a colleague as he reported for work Wednesday night at the Oakland Police Administration building. The Alameda County District Attorney’s Office has charged officer Ryan Walterhouse, 26, with 2 felony counts of conspiracy to obstruct justice and one misdemeanor charge of engaging in an act of prostitution.
Walterhouse was booked 1 a.m. Thursday at the Glenn E. Dyer Detention Facility, where he was released on $20,000 bail a few hours later. He was scheduled for arraignment on Friday at the Hayward Hall of Justice.
A fellow officer tipped off the Oakland police that he suspected Walterhouse was engaging in criminal conduct, which led to an investigation, including surveillance of the officer’s house, said John Lois, Oakland police deputy chief at press conference on Thursday.
Walterhouse is accused of paying a prostitute for her services at a Castro Valley motel on October 1 and warning her twice about a police prostitution sting operation being conducted by undercover officers. Walterhouse was on duty when he did some of this, Lois said.
Oakland police worked jointly with the county district attorney’s office in investigating the alleged wrongdoing of Walterhouse, who became an officer two years ago.