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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - October 12, 2012

Police Bulletin

Routine check nets meth bust

A suspected methamphetamine dealer was arrested Oct. 4 after a registration check at Tri-Valley Inn and Suites.

Brian Keith Behar, 38, a transient, was arrested for possession with intent to sell methamphetamine after an officer doing a routine patrol saw a man inside a car and ran a registration check. That check came back with an outstanding warrant on a traffic violation, and a further check showed Behar was on probation for a prior drug offense.

A search at the motel room in which Behar was staying turned up four bags containing an estimated four grams of meth, a scale, a bag of hallucinogenic mushrooms and three hypodermic needles.

Behar was arrested with a woman who was cited for misdemeanor paraphernalia possession and released.

In other police reports:

* Shane Jacob Woodcock, 35, of Livermore was arrested at about 9:51 a.m. Oct. 6 in the 3400 block of Norton Way for auto theft, felony and misdemeanor warrants and violating a court order. An officer driving by recognized Woodcock and knew the woman he was speaking with had a restraining order against him; an automated license plate reader notified the officer that the truck Woodcock was in had stolen license plates, and the truck was listed as stolen from Tracy Chevrolet a week ago.

Woodcock was also wanted on a felony charge of grand theft from Contra Costa County and misdemeanor Pleasanton battery case.

* A transient was arrested early Oct. 9 on suspicion of failing to register as a sex offender, but was released when police could not confirm he was who they thought he was.

Gary Lawrence Hood, 55, was arrested at 12:23 a.m. while walking near the corner of Bernal Avenue and Foothill Road. A description of the sex offender said he has tattoos on arms and chest, although Hood -- who'd just been released from Santa Rita Jail -- had only a tattoo on one arm.

Hood was detained and released when police could not confirm his identity. He was taken to BART and freed.

* A Danville woman was arrested for felony shoplifting and paraphernalia possession in a bust Oct. 8 at Stoneridge Shopping Center.

Lisa Jeanne Miller, 37, of Danville, was arrested at JC Penny in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road in the theft of $30 jeans, a $30 T-shirt and a $24 shirt. Miller was initially recognized as a habitual returner when trying to return a comforter.

Later the same day she was spotted concealing items in her purse and on herself. When Miller was being placed under arrest, she turned over to police a piece of aluminum foil she said she used to smoke Norco pills, which contain hydrocodone.

Police also found wire cutters and pliers in Miller's purse along with an Arizona driver's license in the name of another person.

* Two teenaged girls from Livermore were also arrested for felony shoplifting at JC Penny this week. The two 14-year-olds were spotted putting items inside a large purse.

* An Oct. 5 burglary in the 6100 block of Corte Santiago netted gift cards worth a total of about $2,000, a Coach purse worth $300, a $300 cell phone, a BMW key valued at $100, makeup worth $50 and five passports.

A babysitter left with children from the home at about 10 a.m.; when returning at 1 p.m. she found the house had been searched. An unlocked downstairs window was used to gain entry.

* A burglar alarm kept a would-be thief from making off with anything in an Oct. 9 break in at a home in the 9400 block of Blessing Drive. When the alarm went off at about 12:24 p.m., the security company manning the alarm called the homeowner and police.

The garage door had been pried open and the alarm panels had been ripped from the walls, but nothing was taken.

* An identity theft netted more than $1,000 from a resident in the 300 block of Brisbane Court. In an Oct. 9 report, the man told police someone has used his personal information to charge $960 from Walmart.com, as well as two prepaid $50 cards and a charge to Expedia.com for $649.51.

* An Oct. 9 burglary yielded tool worth about $1,000 from an unlocked garage in the 3900 block of Fairlands Avenue.

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

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