A battle over a bottle led to the arrest of a 19-year-old transient in the Safeway parking lot on the 1700 block Santa Rita Road at about 12:58 a.m. April 8, according to police reports.
Brent Mayfield was arrested for robbery after a Safeway employee watched him take a bottle of liquor and leave the store. Outside, Mayfield brandished a knife at the worker, who was able to identify him; police got an arrest warrant and spotted him on Stanley Boulevard, where he was taken into custody, police reports said.
In other police reports:
* Andrew B Longoria, 25, of Union City was arrested April 8 for possession of drugs, for heroin and marijuana for sale and for possessing drugs while armed. Longoria was arrested in the 4300 block of Clovewood Lane, along with two others. Francis Edward Principe, 23, of Pleasanton was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance and paraphernalia possession, and Danielle Nicole Kozel, 20, of Pleasanton was arrested for paraphernalia possession.
* Nicholas Steven Napolitano, 24, of Hayward was arrested April 4 at about 4:20 p.m. in the 5300 block of Broder Boulevard. Napolitano was arrested for making felony threats and brandishing a knife at a worker in the Haagen Dazs Store in the Stoneridge Shopping Center.
* Somnang Chea, 28, a male from Stockton was arrested at about 10:52 p.m. April 5 for possession of burglary tools and possession of a switchblade in a traffic stop in the 4000 block of Santa Rita Road. Chea, a passenger in the car, was on probation, allowing him and the vehicle he was in to be searched. That search led to the discovery of a tool bag containing the knife, tools used for stealing vehicles, and other tools used for stealing catalytic converters.
* Jewelry and electronics worth more than $11,000 was stolen in an April 5 burglary from a home in the 4200 block of Sheldon Circle. Taken was a Rolex watch valued at $8,000 and a diamond ring worth $1,000, along with two laptop computers worth $1,000 apiece, along with a $200 ring, a $200 necklace and a $200 anklet. The break-in took place between 10:20 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.; the glass in a rear sliding door was removed to gain entry.
* A resident of the 2800 block of Chocolate Street reported someone had filed and received a tax refund with the Internal Revenue Service using his name. The incident was reported at about 10:11 a.m. April 5; no information on the amount taken was available.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.