Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - October 25, 2013

Police Bulletin

Two busted for prostitution

A transient and a Stockton woman were arrested in connection with prostitution and other charges in separate incidents in recent days, according to police reports.

Lihuan Hong, 35, a transient, was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Extended Stay in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive for prostitution and paraphernalia possession. Hong was arrested after police discovered an Internet ad suggesting sexual services in exchange for money; police also discovered a glass smoking pipe commonly used to smoke methamphetamine.

Stockton's Raeonna Monet Hayes, 24, was arrested at about 10:16 a.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue on felony warrants from Pleasanton for identity theft, burglary, accessing a credit card, and grand theft. Hayes was also wanted on a misdemeanor warrant for prostitution from the Orange County Sheriff's Office.

In other police reports:

* More than $75,000 in jewelry and other items were stolen in an Oct. 17 residential burglary that occurred at about 3:30 p.m. at a home in the 8200 block of Moller Ranch Road. Taken in the break-in were a $25,000 gold Rolex watch, $50,000 in miscellaneous jewelry, a wallet valued at $2,000, a $1,000 laptop, a $700 iPad, two pairs of sunglasses valued at $345 and $170, a $250 Gucci tote bag and a $200 jewelry box, along with other items of lesser value. Entry was made by prying open a kitchen window. The burglary was reported at 7:27 p.m.

*Four people reported to police that they had been victims of felony fraud or identity theft in recent days.

A resident of the 3000 block of Badger Drive noticed funds in his checking account were significantly less than they should have been; he discovered numerous bank-to-bank withdrawals, five in all, totaling $18,625.78 over the course of about a month. The felony fraud was reported at about 5:38 p.m. Oct. 19.

A resident of the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue told police his identity was used to open several retail credit cards and charges at local stores as well as two other locations. Three local charges were made: $1,790 was charged at JC Penney's, $998 was charged at Kohls, and an account was opened at Macy's although the victim doesn't know how much was charged at that store. Other charges were made in San Jose and Livermore. The incident was reported at about 1:41 p.m. Oct. 18.

A resident of the 3800 block of Fairlands Drive reported someone used his checking account number to create and cash a fraudulent check for $448.52 in an incident reported at about 7:39 p.m. Oct. 21.

A resident of the 1000 block of Vintner Way reported on Oct 18 that he'd received a letter from a collection agency in Las Vegas. The man had previously reported identity theft. Now bills say he owes $330 for an energy account that was opened in his name.

* A commercial burglary at Centerpointe Church in the 3400 block of Cornerstone Court netted three computers worth a total of $3,900, a TV worth $1,500, a playground cart worth $150 and a $100 camera. The break in occurred between 12:30 p.m. Oct. 20 and 8:15 a.m. Oct. 21. There was no sign of forced entry.

* Two bikes worth $1,020 and $990 were stolen from a home in the 1500 block of East Gate Way, along with a $400 portable compressor, a $250 dolly and a $50 wet/dry vacuum. All were taken from the victim's garage between 10:30 p.m. Oct. 18 and 10 a.m. Oct. 19.

* A laptop valued at $1,000 and a $49 computer bag were stolen from Campary in the 4300 block of Hacienda Drive between 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 and 8:15 a.m. Oct. 18. It's unknown how the business was accessed.

* Nothing was taken in an Oct. 16 residential burglary attempt in the 700 block of Gamay Court. The homeowner discovered a screen had been removed from his rear sliding glass door and the door was off its tracks, but a pole blocked the track from inside, preventing the would-be burglar from getting in.

* Sean Pressler, 43, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 12:32 a.m. Oct. 16 in the 3400 block of Smoketree Commons on a felony warrant for ammunition possession out of San Joaquin County.

Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.

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