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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - July 19, 2013

Police Bulletin

Road rage at Stoneridge mall

A Dublin man was arrested by Pleasanton police Friday as the driver of a car that may have deliberately struck and injured another man at the Stoneridge Shopping Center.

According to Pleasanton police Lt. Brian Laurence, Frank Gallant, 19, of Dublin, was the driver of a 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck that drove up onto the sidewalk outside the J.C. Penney department store and hit a 28-year-old man, knocking him down, and then driving away.

Police were called, and witnesses followed the truck as it drove northbound on Foothill Road and crossed into Dublin, where officers stopped the vehicle and made the arrest.

Laurence reported that an investigation revealed that Gallant and the 28-year-old, who is not being identified at this time, were involved in an argument that led to a physical altercation in the Stoneridge Shopping Center parking lot. The altercation ended and the victim began to walk away on the sidewalk on the east side of J.C. Penney.

Gallant got into his vehicle, drove up onto the sidewalk and struck the victim, knocking him down. Gallant then fled in the vehicle, according to reports.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted with a concussion and abrasions.

Gallant was subsequently placed under arrest for assault with a deadly weapon and was booked into Santa Rita Jail.

Anybody who may have information related to this investigation is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

In other police reports:

* Kevin J. Munoz, 18, of Pleasanton and Mariah Banks, 22, of Tracy were arrested for robbery in a July 15 incident at about 6:23 p.m. in the 5300 block of Case Avenue. Banks was also arrested for assault with a deadly weapon.

Munoz was arrested at about 8 p.m. at the scene, and Banks was taken into custody at about 9:50 p.m. in the 800 block of Summer Lane.

Both were ordered held at the Santa Rita Jail, Banks on $130,000 bail and Munoz on $100,000 bail.

* Antonio Jose Ortega, 23, of Pleasanton was arrested on a felony warrant from Pleasanton for lewd conduct with a child. Ortega also was arrested on two other warrants, for possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance and being under the influence of a controlled substance. He was taken into custody at about 7:10 a.m. at his home in the 3500 block of Yellowstone Court.

* Jesse Aaron Basurto, 33, a transient, was arrested for possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of a concealed firearm by a felon after a routine check of the registry at Motel 6 in the 5100 block of Hopyard Road. Basurto was arrested at about 2:07 a.m. July 13.

* Jonathan William Schadegg, 29, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 4:27 p.m. July 14 for felony threats and misdemeanor battery in the 3900 block of Bernal Avenue.

* Jessica Ann Girts, 34, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 8:28 a.m. July 12 in the 2100 block of Alexander Way on a felony warrant for grand theft from Alameda County.

* Three businesses were hit in a July 13 overnight commercial burglary in the 2700 block of Hopyard Road. Rancho Grande Taqueria, Hopyard Nail and Sheer Cuts had more than $7,000 in cash and items taken and $4,000 in damage to sheetrock walls. Entry was gained through an unlocked utility area, and the thief or thieves broke through interior walls to plunder the three businesses.

Taken was a $1,300 roto hammer was stolen along with $1,200 in cash, an $810 nail tool device, an $800 cash register, $1,950 in miscellaneous tools, a $600 laptop computer and a $380 Buddha statue. The tools were stolen from the taqueria, which is under construction. The incident was reported at about 11:04 a.m. July 14.

* Wells Fargo in the 4700 block of Hopyard Road reported an attempt to deposit a counterfeit check for $12,100. There was no arrest in the incident, reported at about 1:08 p.m.

* Jewelery valued at $1,050 was stolen from a home in the 3600 block of North Glacier Court in a burglary reported at about 2:39 p.m. July 15. Entry was made by forcing the front door open.

* An $800 television and $100 video game console were stolen in a residential burglary from an unlocked home in the 300 block of Rose Avenue, reported at about 5:25 p.m. July 10.

* A resident of the 800 block of Sylvaner Drive reported a case of identity theft after receiving a collection letter from Georgia Natural Gas for $543.03.

* A resident of the 3600 block of Olympic Court reported at about 9:51 a.m. July 10 that about $400 in fraudulent charges were made on a Target Visa Card. All of the charges originated in Arizona.

* A resident of the 3600 block of S. Hawaii Court reported a credit card was opened in her name. No charges were made.

* Nothing was stolen in a July 11 shoplifting attempt by two juveniles ages 15 and 16. The two were taken into custody at about 3:36 p.m. at J.C. Penney in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road.

* The front door of New Leaf Market in the 3500 block of Bernal Avenue was smashed sometime around 3:12 a.m. July 12 in an apparent commercial burglary attempt. Nothing was taken.

* Nothing was taken in a residential burglary in the 4000 block of Payne Road after the lock on a garage door was slipped to provide entry. While no one was arrested, police recovered a crowbar and flashlight at the scene. The incident was reported at about 11:12 a.m. July 15.

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

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