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Police nab daytime burglar

Original post made on Feb 12, 2013

Lincoln's birthday may be in part responsible for the arrest of a Discovery Bay man in a Pleasanton burglary. Two juveniles were alone in their home yesterday about 2:45 p.m. when a white male adult began forcing entry into the side garage door.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 11:55 AM

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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

Good work, Pleasanton Police.

I hear about these daytime burglaries involving entry through unlocked garage doors or unlocked back doors and wonder why more of these burglars aren't caught. Pretty brazen to attempt something like this in broad daylight. Let's all keep our eyes open.


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Posted by Ptown native
a resident of Stoneridge
on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

Good for the boys! They did good.
If it had gone further, it would have been nice if
those boys were trained with household arms.
They could have shot this guy and saved the
state from feeding him his 3 squares a day in prison.
Just sayin'.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2013 at 12:51 pm

That is so scary, I hope the guy gets a long time in jail! I am glad the boys are okay and that they called the police right away


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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Feb 12, 2013 at 2:22 pm

BUSTED! tee hee...


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Posted by PleasantonMom
a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:16 pm

Oh yeah...let's train little kids to use guns in the house so they can shoot bad guys who might try to come in. Brilliant!

Glad they caught him.


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Posted by Bobby D
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Hope the dog got a few bites in and a little red meat for his good work. Piece of trash.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 12, 2013 at 10:46 pm

PleasantonMom wrote: "Oh yeah...let's train little kids to use guns in the house so they can shoot bad guys who might try to come in. Brilliant!"

I think that the remark about guns must have been a joke. While I would shed no tears over the robber getting hit by a gun, I don't think that I want to see uncontrolled bullets flying through the air in a neighborhood filled with innocent passerbys, including young children and women. Letting the dog take a few bites, though, is a great idea.


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Posted by Resident
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Feb 13, 2013 at 8:51 am

Very sad to see this story. I grew up in Pleasanton with Chris. From what I have known of him, he's a great guy. I can't fathom him doing something like this. I'm glad everyone is ok.


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Posted by mooseturd
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Feb 13, 2013 at 10:57 am

mooseturd is a registered user.

Sam: "involving entry through unlocked garage doors or unlocked back doors". It was FORCED entry. The door was locked.


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Posted by Sam
a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:06 pm

" It was FORCED entry. The door was locked."

You're right. This particular crime was forced entry.


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Posted by Clarence
a resident of Spotorno Ranch
on Feb 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

I don't think we should rush to judgment. Perhaps he was desperately in need of a restroom. I'm just sayin', let's give the guy his day in court.


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Mission Park
on Feb 13, 2013 at 1:23 pm

I hope it's the same fool that broke into my house!!! If it is I hope he rots in jail!!


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Posted by Clint Eastwood Jr.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

Clarence posts: "perhaps he was desperately in need of a restroom". Spoken by a true left wing, bleading heart, loon. Liberalism truly is a mental disorder.


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Posted by Probably has robbed others
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:53 am

Often a small number of these bad apples (rotten to the core) commit many crimes.
Hope the police search their homes, cars, etc. and see what other things they've stolen.

Side note: mark your possessions. Know the serial numbers. Report the crime, even if the odds of recovery are dismal.

Three Strikes is an example of a way to reduce crime that works, by locking up criminals. And perhaps by scaring some. It's probably cheaper to feed them than the damage they do.
They'll cause hundred of dollars of damage to break into a car or house, to steal a radio or electronics that they'll sell for pennies on the dollar. And the same dirtbags do it again and again.
What about your peace of mind, knowing you were invaded?


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Posted by Jordan
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2013 at 11:44 am

Clarence may have a point. We were broken into a couple of times. One time the robber didn't take anything but he left the seat up in the bathroom. Since then we don't lock our doors. Hey, if they want to get in they will, and why bother having to replace a window or door frame? And at least twice people have 'broken in' without breaking or stealing anything. When you've gotta go you've gotta go. I don't think throwing people in jail is the proper response.


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Posted by sad story
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:00 am

This guy grew up in pleasanton, graduated from amador. Very sad to see this story and what went wrong. You never know who your neighbor really is. Glad those young boys are okay.


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Posted by Breezy
a resident of Parkside
on Feb 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

Jordan, can you post again and be more specific about your neighborhood? We've also had people break in simply because they need to use a bathroom. It's happened to us at least twice! Maybe someone has a bladder problem? Thanks in advance!


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Posted by Member
a resident of another community
on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

Chris broke into my mom's house in Discovery Bay and we can't be happier that he got caught and is in jail now!!!!!! It's about time he pays!!!!


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