Pleasanton Weekly

News - September 30, 2011

Road flare thrown onto balcony

Surveillance video captures image of suspect

by Glenn Wohltmann

Pleasanton police are investigating an apparent arson attempt that occurred Sept. 23.

The son of the home's owner happened to be looking out the rear window of the home in the 1000 block of Piemonte Drive, saw the flare and heard it strike the house, a police report said. He told his father, who spotted the flare on the second floor balcony.

The fire department reported about $150 in damage to the balcony, according to the report, which said a surveillance video showed a young man standing in the rear yard, lighting the flare and tossing it toward the second story. He is described as a white male, 16 to 24 years old, with a medium to muscular build and short hair. At the time, he was wearing blue shorts with a white stripe and dark shoes.

Comments

There are no comments yet for this post

Post a comment

Posting an item on Town Square is simple and requires no registration. Just complete this form and hit "submit" and your topic will appear online. Please be respectful and truthful in your postings so Town Square will continue to be a thoughtful gathering place for sharing community information and opinion. All postings are subject to our TERMS OF USE, and may be deleted if deemed inappropriate by our staff.

We prefer that you use your real name, but you may use any "member" name you wish.

Name: *

Select your neighborhood or school community: *

Choose a category: *

Since this is the first comment on this story a new topic will also be started in Town Square! Please choose a category that best describes this story.

Comment: *

Verification code: *
Enter the verification code exactly as shown, using capital and lowercase letters, in the multi-colored box.

*Required Fields