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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - May 10, 2013

Police Bulletin

Five face charges in shopliftings

Maria Clarissa Ronas, 41, of Daly City was arrested for burglary, conspiracy and use of identity theft at about 9:10 p.m. May 3 at Nordstrom in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. Two other suspects were not arrested, but their names were forwarded to the District Attorney's Office for potential charges.

The arrest came after loss prevention watched the three doing an extensive -- and expensive -- return of three handbags valued at a total of $3,354.

Two other people were arrested for burglary in separate incidents in recent days stemming from shoplifting incidents.

A 16-year-old female from Fairfield was arrested for burglary after stealing 4 bottles of perfume valued at $328 from J.C. Penney in the Stoneridge Shopping Center in an incident about 6:39 p.m. May 2.

Joseph Williamson, 23, of Hayward was taken into custody for burglary and public drunkenness in a May 2 incident at Sport Chalet. Williamson was arrested at about 4:45 p.m. after grabbing a $29.99 backpack and trying to leave without paying.

Typically, a shoplifting arrest can be elevated to burglary if a person enters a store with the intent to steal.

* Sidney Clifford Hill, 27, of Dublin, was arrested for misappropriation of lost or stolen property at about 12:45 a.m. May 4 in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road for not returning credits cards he told police he found.

An officer saw Hill, discovered he was on probation with a search clause, and a search revealed he had credit cards from other people in his wallet. Hill was on probation for possession of stolen property and the case remains under investigation.

* Lauren Lindsey Garcia, 24, of Pleasanton, was arrested for possessing four counterfeit $20 bills. A traffic stop at about 12:17 p.m. May 2 in the 4200 block of First Street led to the discovery of the bogus bills.

* Rochell Morgan, 50, of Newark, was arrested at DMV in the 6900 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard for receiving stolen property at about 6:05 p.m. May 7.

Morgan was arrested after an employee called police about suspicious people; an officer contacted them and found a laptop that had been reported stolen in Eureka in 2010.

* The front door of A Smog Shop in the 3500 block of Utah Street had its lock bypassed overnight May 2 and $204 cash was stolen, along with a smog technician's card. The theft took place between 5:10 p.m. May 2 and 8:45 a.m. May 3.

* In a May 6 burglary, $100 cash was stolen from a home in the 1400 block of Calle Enrique between 7:30 a.m. and 7 p.m.; entry to the home was through a sliding glass door, which had been left unlocked.

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

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