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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - March 22, 2013

Police Bulletin

Massage parlor busted in sting

An undercover investigation led to a prostitution arrest at a local massage parlor, according to police reports.

Li Bai, 44, a transient, was arrested at about 9:07 p.m. March 13 at Healthy Footprint Massage in the 4100 block of First Street on misdemeanor counts of prostitution and giving false identification to police. The owner of the parlor was cited on a violation of Pleasanton municipal code for allowing improper contact with a massage client.

Police had received a call that the establishment was not operating as a legitimate massage parlor.

A second woman was arrested for obstructing a police officer, a misdemeanor.

In other police reports:

* Arson was reported in a second dumpster at Valley View Elementary in the 480 block of Adams Way. There are two juvenile suspects, who have not been arrested. Police are investigating if the two are connected with a March 2 arson in a dumpster at Vintage Hills Elementary.

* Four Oakland residents were arrested in recent days on three unrelated incidents.

In one, Nikeya Marie Prince, 26, and Daraina Tiaja Smith, 23, were arrested at Stoneridge Shopping Center in the first block of Stoneridge Mall Road at about 5:58 p.m. March 18 for two counts of burglary apiece.

The two were contacted by mall security inside the Cotton-on after the pair was spotted shoplifting from Bath and Body Works. A clerk at Payless Shoes said she'd also watched the two women shoplift there.

In all, items from 10 different stores were found, all with price tags still attached. Nineteen items ranging from purses to body wash to shoes and perfume were fund on the pair, along with 14 prepaid gift cards in Smith's purse and 12 prepaid cards in Prince's bag.

A 65-year-old was arrested for felony embezzlement at about 8:48 p.m. March 14 at Macy Mens in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. Taleb Charles Jenkins was arrested for providing unauthorized 50% discounts to a friend, for about $5,127 over a four-month period .

Robert Andre Miller Jr., 32, was arrested at about 4:58 p.m. March 14 for felony forgery for passing a counterfeit check at Bank of America in the 300 block of Main Street.

* A 17-year-old from Pleasanton was arrested for felony burglary at about 6:18 p.m. March 15 for stealing six pairs of underwear valued at $56 from JC Penney in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road.

* Chad Michael Maria, 32, of Lodi was arrested at about 10:46 a.m. March 16 at a home in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue on a felony out-of-state fugitive warrant. Maria was also wanted on two California warrants, a felony warrant from Tracy for carrying a switchblade and possession of a controlled substance, and a misdemeanor warrant from San Joaquin County for driving on a suspended license, and was arrested for possession of psilocybin mushrooms.

* Five unlocked vehicles were reported burgled in a three-hour span on the morning of March 19. Two, reported at 8:30 and 8:43 a.m., were from cars parked in the 3600 block of Reflections Drive. Stolen from one was a red bag with $80 change, an electric saw, sunglasses and a ring valued at about $630; $10 change was taken from the other.

A $5 trailer bolt was stolen from a vehicle parked in the 2600 block of Minton Court, reported at 8:59 a.m., and at 9:57 a.m., a computer memory card valued at $11,372 was stolen from an unlocked truck at Steel Wedge Software in the 3800 block of Hopyard Road. The card was made for a high-end database operatons, not a household computer system.

At 10:50 a.m. at EMC Corp. in the 6800 block of Koll Center Parkway, a $500 rolling case was taken along with a $1,100 suit, two dress shirts valued at $260 together, $300 shoes and $122 in miscellaneous items, along with a $40 travel adaptor and a $60 drop kit bag.

* Three residents reported they were the victims of identity theft in recent days.

A resident of the 3900 block of Mt. McKinley Court reported that checks totaling $2,600 were cashed. That report came at about 3:42 p.m. March 17.

At about 7:35 p.m. March 13, a resident of the 2900 block of Moreno Avenue reported someone had use his credit card to charge $600, although the credit card company credited his account. That same day at about 5:29 p.m., a female resident of the 4100 block of Hazelhurst Court; reported someone had reopened a closed Best Buy account and attempted to change the address; there was no loss.

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

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