Police BulletinResident interrupts burglary attempt
Pleasanton police are looking for a man who may be responsible for several burglaries in the area near the Pleasanton Sports Park, following a break-in attempt Monday.
The man rang the doorbell of a home on Cheryl Circle around 10:30 a.m. and the occupant, who was home, opted not to answer it, a police report said. Minutes later, while he was in his second-floor bedroom, a screen from the bedroom window was removed and the resident confronted the would-be burglar at the window. The suspect jumped to the ground and fled on foot, onto Arthur Drive toward Hopyard Road.
Police set up a perimeter, but despite helicopter and K-9 assistance, the man was not found. The suspect is described as a white male adult in his early 20s, with short blond hair and a medium build. He was last seen wearing a black sweatshirt and blue jeans, and was wearing white socks on his hands as gloves.
The burglary is similar to others in that vicinity in recent months, the report said. Anyone with information is asked to contact police at 931-5100 and use case No. 11-01477 as a reference.
Police are also reminding people to lock doors and windows and to remember to set burglar alarms when leaving home, as well as reporting suspicious activity.