Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - January 31, 2014

Police Bulletin

Investigation leads to guns, drugs in Hayward

Pleasanton police arrested two Hayward residents on gun and drug counts after serving a search warrant on a home in the 21700 block of Foothill Boulevard in Hayward, according to police reports.

Evan Michael Pimental, 23, and Ariel Levy, a 62-year-old woman, were arrested at about 4:48 a.m. Jan. 24. after police found a cache of guns and drugs.

Pimental was arrested on multiple felony firearm counts: possession of a machine gun, possession of an assault weapon, possession of a multi-burst trigger activator -- a device that increases the rate of fire of a firearm -- and possession of drugs while armed.

He was also arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance with intent to sell, misdemeanor paraphernalia possession and probation violations.

"We began an investigation later in 2013," said Sgt. Ted Young of the Pleasanton Police Department's Special Enforcement Unit. "It basically led us to him in Hayward."

Young said a confidential informant helped out in the case against Pimental, and that the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has stepped in, which, he said, will lead to a federal prosecution.

Levy was arrested for a single misdemeanor count of paraphernalia possession.

Pimental was ordered held in Santa Rita Jail in lieu of $250,000 bond.

In other police reports:

* Two men were arrested in separate incidents over recent days on felony counts of failing to register as sex offenders.

Kevin Dale Burton, 47, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 11:59 p.m. Jan. 23 in the 6100 block of Evergaldes Court on a felony warrant from Pleasanton.

John Levell Lightfoot, 43, of San Leandro was arrested at about 9:55 p.m. in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road on a felony count of failing to register as a sex offender. Lightfoot was arrested after a complaint from the Shell gas station about someone loitering on the property.

* Michael John Povlsen, 64, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 9:56 p.m. Jan. 22 for possession of methamphetamine with intent to sell, paraphernalia possession and a probation violation. A probation check led to a search, which turned up 12.5 grams of methamphetamine in two separate containers.

* James Paul McGough, 65, a transient was arrested at about 2:01 a.m. in the 6000 block of Stoneridge Drive for felony possession of tear gas after a traffic stop. A passenger in the vehicle was on probation, leading to a search, which in turn led to the tear gas. A prior conviction banned McGough from possessing weapons.

* Rebecca Kathleen Anderson, 46, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 8:47 a.m. in the 1900 block of Brooktree Way on a Pleasanton felony warrant for grand theft.

* Cindy Dawn Beaver, 50, of San Ramon was arrested at about 7:39 p.m. Jan. 23 at Macy's Women's in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road for misdemeanor shoplifting and an added felony charge for having three prior theft convictions. Beaver was arrested in possession of three purses valued at about $550.

* A $300 safe, $3,000 cash, a $700 camcorder and documents were among the items stolen in a Jan. 26 residential burglary in the 4200 block of Wells Street. The burglary took place between 2 and 3 p.m.; a lock was bypassed, providing access.

* In a Jan. 23 residential burglary at a home in the 5700 block of Owens Drive, a screen was removed from an unlocked window and a $100 strongbox was stolen between noon and 7:10 p.m. Inside the box were earrings valued at $3,000, an $800 watch, $411 worth of euros and $100 in Canadian dollars.

* A bicycle valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 3400 block of Andrews Drive between 6 p.m. Jan. 24 and 9:30 p.m. Jan. 25.

* A resident of the 1200 block of Bordeaux Street reported someone had used his credit card to purchase a $781 tablet computer. The identity theft was reported at about 11:20 a.m. Jan. 25.

* A lost wallet at Stoneridge Shopping Center led to a short shopping spree with six charges made before the card was blocked. At least $236 was charged in the incident, reported at about 11:09 a.m. Jan. 23.

* A commercial burglary at Golden Chopsticks in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road netted about $100 in cash. The call originally came is as a vandalism complaint at about 8:37 a.m. Jan. 25 after someone noticed the front door had been smashed in.

* Nothing was taken, but a door sustained $300 in damage in a commercial burglary attempt at Foxy Hair and Nails early Jan. 25. The front door was smashed at about 4:45 a.m.

* A resident of the 4700 block of Corwin Street reported three fraudulent charges were made on her card -- one for $187, another for $8 and another for $67 in a report filed at about 10:07 a.m. Jan. 23.

* Blooming Beauty Supplies in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road reported at about 11:12 a.m. Jan. 27 that it had received a counterfeit $100 bill.

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

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