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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - November 23, 2012

Police Bulletin

Trio plunders Via Peralta home

Three men are believed to be responsible for a Nov. 13 daytime burglary at a home on Via Peralta.

According to one of the homeowners, neighbors spotted two men outside the home between 9 and 10 a.m. The pair apparently entered the back yard of the home, entered the garage through a back door and opened the garage door for a third man who was driving a truck. The three then closed the garage door and entered the home through its connection with the garage.

The trio stole almost all of the electronics in the house: TVs, laptops, two gaming systems and all the games. They removed a pillow sham from the bed and loaded it up with all the homeowners' jewelry.

The homeowner said they must have been startled, because they left abruptly, leaving a computer partially removed. They also left a duffel bag containing a number of items in the garage.

A neighbor saw the garage door open at about 10 a.m.

In police reports:

* Three handguns valued at $7,000 were stolen from a home in the 500 block of San Miguel Court between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Nov. 15. Also taken was a $700 laptop, a $400 iPod touch, a $400 game console, $300 in video games, a $200 TV, a $100 video player and $50 in DVD movies. Entry was made through an unlocked sliding glass door.

* Alonzo Logwood, 45, of Oakland, was arrested at Penney's in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road for shoplifting two watches worth a total of $52 and possession of burglary tools, and for having wire cutters. Police also confiscated nine caps worth a total of $45. Logwood also had a felony warrant out for his arrest from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office for a prior shoplifting.

* John Michael Irby, 40, of Alameda was arrested at about 10:44 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Rose Hotel in the 800 block of Main Street for felony fraud for attempting to pass seven counterfeit travelers checks worth $100 apiece. Irby was arrested for entering the hotel with the intent to pass the checks, leading to the burglary charge. He also had an outstanding warrant for forgery.

* Lisa Marie Alcosbia, 41, of Newark was arrested on a felony warrant at about 3:05 a.m. at the intersection of Black Avenue and Hopyard Road for possession of a controlled substance for sale and transporting a controlled substance. Alcosbia was wanted on a warrant from the Alameda County Sheriff's Office.

* A door at Fastenal in the 7000 block of Commerce Drive was pried open and about $800 in miscellaneous tools were taken in a Nov. 18 burglary.

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

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