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.


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