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Police log: Home holdup under investigation

Pleasanton police are investigating a holdup at a home in the 2100 block of Cascara Court.

Police received a call about the robbery at about 10:17 p.m. Jan. 8; no additional information was available from police, although the report indicates a suspect has been identified.

In other police reports:

A Pleasanton man was arrested Jan. 7 on charges of possession of stolen property, grand theft, weapons possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

Christopher Dillon, 45, was arrested at about 2 p.m. after being spotted at the Busch Road recycling center. Police know Dillon on sight; he was originally approached regarding the violation of a restraining order, which led to the additional charges after a report that a gun had been stolen from a home in the 4200 block of Churchill Drive on Jan. 6.

A Pleasanton man was arrested Jan. 4 on charges of use of an aerosol for intoxication and assault on a police officer.

Kendall Alexander Testa, 19, was arrested just before midnight in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road. His vehicle was approached on a possible littering violations, according to reports, but the officer noted dilated pupils and Testa allegedly became agitated and argumentative, attempting to shut the door on the officer, who blocked it with his forearm, which led to the assault charge.

Two men have been arrested on charges of grand theft after two large bales of cardboard valued at $1,000 were stolen from Wal-Mart in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive.

The incident occurred just after midnight on Jan. 10, when an officer parked nearby spotted a pickup leaving from behind the store. A traffic stop led to the arrest of Wilmer Alexis Flores, 21, and Marlon Onasis Ruiz, 19.

A business in the 6200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road reported being bilked out of nearly $13,000 in a report filed at about 10:40 a.m. Jan. 3. Seven fraudulent checks for $1,850 apiece with Blackhawk Network's account number were cashed in Texas; the case was forwarded to that state for investigation.

A Jan. 8 home burglary in the 4100 block of Denker Drive netted two $200 gold necklaces, a $200 bracelet, a $100 jewelry box and $20 faux pearls. The incident was reported at about 1:35 p.m.; a pry tool was used to open the back door of the home.

Two laptops, valued at $900 and $500, were stolen Jan. 6 from Cordero Capital Partners in the 5700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. The report was called in at about 6:27 p.m.; the two computers were stolen when someone gained access to an unattended suite.

A Jan. 4 home burglary led to a police canine search but no suspects after a homeowner came home and found her front door open. The incident took place at about 4:54 p.m. in the 4900 block of Middleton Place; a $1,000 laptop, a $600 laptop and $400 in costume jewelry were taken.

A burglary Jan. 2 netted a laptop worth about $2,000 from a business in the 7000 block of Commerce Circle. A neighboring business called police at about 11:08 a.m. to report the front door of a neighboring business had been smashed.

Last week the Pleasanton Police Department also listed the following information in its log of incident reports.

B JAN. 2==

Petty theft

- 4:37 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

- 8:36 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Burglary

- 11:08 a.m. in the 7000 block of Commerce Circle

Auto burglary

- 10:25 a.m. in the 5800 block of Parkside Drive

- 5:16 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Vandalism

- 9:08 a.m. in the 3700 block of Ruby Hill Drive

JAN. 3

Forgery

- 10:41 a.m. in the 6200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Vandalism

- 9:34 a.m. in the 400 block of Old Bernal Avenue

Drug/alcohol violations

- 3:34 a.m. at the intersection of Andrews Drive and Owens Drive; paraphernalia possession

- 8:44 p.m. in the 5800 block of Parkside Drive; public drunkenness

JAN. 4

Theft

- 1:30 p.m. in the 1300 block of Harvest Road; grand theft

- 1:53 p.m. in the 5200 block of Spoleto Court; petty theft

- 5:06 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; grand theft

- 5:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

- 7:44 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 10:33 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

Burglary

- 4:54 p.m. in the 4900 block of Middleton Place

Auto burglary

- 10 a.m. in the 3200 block of Burgundy Drive

- 2:16 p.m. in the 2200 block of Vineyard Heights Lane

- 3:47 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Vandalism

- 7:47 a.m. in the 800 block of Main Street

Drug/alcohol violations

- 11:59 p.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; illegal use of an aerosol, assault of a police officer

JAN. 5

Theft

- 10:12 a.m. in the 7100 block of Valley Trails Drive; identity theft

- 3:07 p.m. in the 5400 block of Sunol Boulevard; forgery

- 3:46 p.m. in the 1700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 6:39 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

Auto burglary

- 9:42 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

- 9:48 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Vandalism

- 3 p.m. in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue

Prank calls

- 7:10 a.m. in the 5700 block of Owens Drive

Drug/alcohol violations

- 2:24 a.m. in the 2300 block of Santa Rita Road; DUI

- 8:14 p.m. in the 1100 block of Sunset Creek Lane; marijuana possession

- 10:01 p.m. in the 2500 block of Stanley Boulevard; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, paraphernalia possession

JAN. 6

Theft

- 8:54 a.m. in the 6600 block of Koll Center Parkway; possession of stolen property

- 1:57 p.m. in the 4200 block of Churchill Drive; possession of stolen property, grand theft, weapons possession, carrying a concealed firearm

- 2:45 p.m. in the 3100 block of Weymouth Court; identity theft

Burglary

- 6:27 p.m. in the 5700 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Auto burglary

- 2:49 p.m. in the 6100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Drug/alcohol violations

- 12:56 a.m. near the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Interstate 580; DUI

- 1:35 p.m. at the intersection of Old Santa Rita Road and Santa Rita Road; public drunkenness

- 5:49 p.m. at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Grapevine Drive; driving with alcohol

- 6:28 p.m. at the intersection of Dorman Road and Singletree Way; driving with marijuana

JAN. 7

Theft

- 12:11 p.m. in the 2700 block of Sanderling Way; petty theft

- 11:56 p.m. in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road; grand theft

Drug/alcohol violations

- 1:34 a.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; DUI

- 1:37 a.m. in the 2000 block of Greenwood Road; DUI

- 4:05 a.m. in the 11900 block of Dublin Canyon Road; public drunkenness

- 9:03 p.m. in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road; possession of a controlled substance

- 11:12 p.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road; DUI

JAN. 8

Robbery

- 10:17 p.m. in the 2100 block of Cascara Court

Theft

- 1:47 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft, possession of stolen property

Burglary

- 1:34 p.m. in the 4100 block of Denker Drive

Auto burglary

- 4:29 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Vandalism

- 9:41 p.m. in the 7500 block of Driftwood Way

Drug/alcohol violations

- 1:08 a.m. in the 4700 block of Hopyard Road; DUI

- 1:12 a.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Gibraltar Drive; DUI

- 12:53 p.m. at the intersection of Peters Avenue and Division Street; public drunkenness

JAN. 9

Theft

- 8:44 a.m. in the 8200 block of Moller Ranch Drive; grand theft

- 3:51 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft, paraphernalia possession

- 4 p.m. in the 1000 block of Bartlett Place; identity theft

- 6:25 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; grand theft

- 8:51 p.m. at the intersection of Owens Drive and Hacienda Drive; possession of stolen property

Drug violations

- 12:56 p.m. in the 5300 block of Hopyard Road; possession of a controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle

JAN. 10

Theft

- 12:09 a.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; grand theft

- 8:35 a.m. in the 3000 block of Camino del Cino; petty theft

- 6:39 p.m. in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

Vandalism

- 8:37 a.m. in the 2900 block of Martin Avenue

Comments

Posted by Refused, a resident of Castlewood
on Jan 13, 2012 at 12:51 pm

What is a home holdup? You mean a robbery of a person or a home invasion? And "police know Dillon on sight".... what does that mean? This is straying even further from a professional newspaper.


Posted by Anon, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2012 at 1:18 pm

Very strange piece.

Contract negotiations with the Police Department must be heating up.

It's too bad that PW is being used as such a tool.


Posted by WTF?, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2012 at 2:32 pm

Very odd indeed, poorly written to say the least.

Now let's take into account the following:

"Police received a call about the robbery at about 10:17 p.m. Jan. 8; no additional information was available from police, although the report indicates a suspect has been identified."

Police "reports" are NOT available to the public prior to
conclusion of the investigation and after the case is closed.
A "report" is evidence in an open case.

Finally, the folks talking about how they work so hard to live in such a "nice" town, that will be not such a nice town after low income housing..... Wake Up....


Posted by Pete , a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm

Having lived here for decades... it is called a... "rub in your face tactic" Very strange Glenn...?


Posted by Plenty of room for improvement, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jan 13, 2012 at 3:42 pm

Yes, Anon, I think you're on to something: "Contract negotiations with the Police Department must be heating up."


Posted by Peter Malloy, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 15, 2012 at 7:35 pm

If you people seriously believe the Pleasanton Police Department is making up a "Holdup at a home" because "Contract negotiations...must be heating up" you're hopelessly ignorant. I suppose PPD made up the shooting at the nightclub called Club Neo on Saturday night, too.


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Posted by Mary, a resident of Country Fair
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:37 pm

Its pretty clear Peter hasn't needed PPD to do anything complicated or that would require them to write a report. I have personally seen them flat out ignore a crime because they felt it. It's a joke. Ten years ago, thus was not the case. But the current PPD is not what it used to be. I will leave it at that do they can't figure out who I am to retaliate.


Posted by Linda B, a resident of Ironwood
on Jan 16, 2012 at 5:41 pm

I was thinking the same thing, but Peter Malloy sounds like he is likely a male Caucasian so he's not likely to have issues with Pleasanton Police.


Posted by Peter Malloy, a resident of Birdland
on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:29 pm

Mary and Linda B.- What are you two women talking about!? Did you talk to each other to see who could post the most off-topic comments? Go back and re-read what I posted. You are proving my point.


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