Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - June 3, 2011

Police Bulletin

Parking lot check leads to forgery bust

A check of the Wal-Mart parking lot May 23 led to multiple forgery charges against a woman, a police report said.

Officer Mark Sheldon was doing a routine check of the lot at about 10:15 p.m. that Monday night and approached a car with its light on. A consent search of the car led to the discovery of 67 forged Visa debit cards, along with paraphernalia needed to create more, according to the report, which said a false driver's license was also turned up in the search.

Leona Charmaine Savoy, 36, was booked on charges of forgery in connection with the false driver's license, identity theft, counterfeiting of debit cards and modifying the magnetic strips on the cards.

In other police reports:

Front doors of two businesses were smashed May 28. The door of Dicky's in the 6600 block of Koll Center parkway was smashed around 1:08 a.m.; minutes later, at around 1:20 a.m., the front door of Plaza Market and Liquor in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue was smashed. No information was available about whether anything was stolen from either location.

A laptop computer valued at $1,000 was reported stolen May 27 from a building in the 7800 block of Marigold Court, along with $420 in cash and coins. The theft took place between noon May 11 and 4:30 p.m. May 27. The victim also reported $491 in charges to a Visa card stolen in the break-in.

A postage machine worth about $1,000 was stolen from a business in the 5000 block of Hopyard Road between 6 p.m. May 12 and 1 p.m. the following day, according to a report filed May 27.

A burglary at the Massage Journey in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road netted $719 in cash, along with credit card receipts.

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