Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 8, 2011

Police Bulletin

Parking lot check leads to drug arrests

A routine patrol check at the Best Western Pleasanton Inn in the 5300 block of Owens Court led to the arrest of three people on drug charges, a police report said.

Two men were spotted in a pickup truck at the motel around 1:07 a.m. April 3, according to the report, which said one man, Steven Ramirez, 47, had an outstanding arrest warrant against him, and the other, Rodolpho Soto, 51, was on probation. A third person, Sylvia Soto Ramirez, 50, joined the others and was also arrested.

A search of the truck turned up heroin, methamphetamine, hypodermic needles, a pipe used to smoke methamphetamine and a switchblade knife, the report said. Rodolpho Soto and Ramirez were charged with possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, passion of a hypodermic needle and paraphernalia possession, according to the report, which said Soto Ramirez was charged with possession of a hypodermic needle and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

In other reports, a laptop computer valued at $1,600 was stolen from Iron Planet in the 4600 block of Chabot Drive sometime between 5 p.m. March 25 and 9 p.m. March 28, according to a police report, which said a lock was bypassed to gain access.

The Sports Chalet and Walmart, both in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive, were burglarized in the early morning hours of April 1, according to a police report. A bolt cutter was used to gain access to the Sports Chalet, and the lock was bypassed at Walmart.

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