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Pleasanton police arrest pair after home break-in

Oakland men face charges of burglary, conspiracy

Police arrested two men on suspicion of breaking into a Pleasanton home Tuesday morning.

Police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a resident of a Laurel Creek Drive home around 10:26 a.m. Tuesday after she heard loud shattering glass and movement of someone inside her home, according to Pleasanton police.

She ran out the front door and called 9-1-1, and officers arrived soon after. Officers heard someone moving around inside and saw two men jump a rear fence into the fields behind the home, according to a police statement.

Officers chased the men through the field for about 10 minutes and caught them in a creek bed near Dublin Canyon Road, police stated.

Oakland residents Vidal Eduardo Torres, 25, and Israel Diaz-Rondan, 22, were arrested on felony charges of burglary and conspiracy and a misdemeanor charge of resisting arrest.

Police were reportedly investigating whether the two men were involved with similar burglary incidents that have occurred in the area.

Detectives did a probation search of Torres and Diaz-Rondan's homes and found "numerous items of suspected stolen property," according to Pleasanton police.

As of Wednesday morning, Torres was being held at the Santa Rita Jail on a bail of $105,000. Diaz-Rondan was also taken to Santa Rita Jail, but he was not at the jail as of Wednesday, according to online booking records.

Anyone who witnessed this incident or who may have additional information to provide to officers is asked to call the Pleasanton Police Department at 931-5100.

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Posted by Marian Conning
a resident of Vineyard Avenue
on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:05 am

Laurel Canyon or Laurel Creek?


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Posted by Map
a resident of Del Prado
on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:33 am

Thanks to a smart, alert homeowner and to PPD for another great job!


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Yep, smart job all the way around - msg to bad guys, we're watching you


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Posted by Michele
a resident of Golden Eagle
on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:33 pm

He is a busy guy...must not go to jail long for these crimes:
Web Link


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 14, 2015 at 12:56 pm

Same guy?? Wow, he's a lousy burglar, he ought to try a different line of work, and pick something more honest while he's at it.
I'll bet his family is proud of him.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 14, 2015 at 4:43 pm

Why are they out of jail and are they illegal?


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Posted by Coexist
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Jerry,
Why did you feel the need to bring up whether they are legal citizens or not? Shaking my head...


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 14, 2015 at 5:45 pm

Because if they are illegal they should not be here to commit the crimes. Pretty simple to understand I believe. Try to live in Canada or Mexico illegally and see what happens.


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Posted by Coexist
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 14, 2015 at 6:17 pm

This news story has absolutely nothing to do with whether they are legal citizens or not. These two committed a terrible crime and should be punished for it. End of story.


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Posted by Jerry
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 14, 2015 at 6:52 pm

Unfortunately it is not the end of the story but I am sure you would like it to be. Unfortunately I would bet that one or both are illegal and should not be here and I am sure won't be much longer.


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Posted by Pleasanton Parent
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:05 pm

Wait, maybe he was having a mental break. He is not responsible for these break ins. The police failed to detect this individual was having a mental break and they made it worse!


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Posted by Fred Wright
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 14, 2015 at 9:15 pm

What's sad is once these losers get out of prison they will go right back to burglarizing houses again.

Does society actually think these guys would get a job and stop hurting other people because their life's suck? Doubtful...


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Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Valley
on Oct 14, 2015 at 10:13 pm

And then they break into the home of a supporter of the 2nd amendment, end of career. Like the gentleman (hero) in El Cerrito that shot the intruder in the face.


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Posted by resident
a resident of Downtown
on Oct 14, 2015 at 11:25 pm

"Wait, maybe he was having a mental break. He is not responsible for these break ins. The police failed to detect this individual was having a mental break and they made it worse!"

Too funny! Of course they should not be held accountable for their actions if they were drunk, on drugs, mentally incompetent or just plain stupid. Oh please break into my house next time. I have a brand new box of bullets and have been to the range target shooting. You can be my new targets.


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Posted by illegals ?
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Oct 15, 2015 at 6:19 am

If so, send them back to Mexico !


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Posted by illegals on probation too
a resident of Amador Estates
on Oct 15, 2015 at 6:29 am

Bet their on probation for burglary, hmmmm. But let's not worry about them being here illegally. Minute they crossed the boarder without going through the proper channels they were criminals.


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Posted by Alert
a resident of Birdland
on Oct 15, 2015 at 9:01 am

Got an alert from the PPD via Nixle that there was police activity in the Laurel Creek area this morning.

Sure glad we built that Bart stations at the mall.....


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Posted by Scott Walsh
a resident of Pleasanton Village
on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:06 am

Why does this town allow individuals to loiter in mass around Home Depot and the surrounding businesses. I recognize that they are not Downtown Businesses. I think they should go. Should be an ordinance against it.


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Posted by Hotslide
a resident of Oak Tree Acres
on Oct 15, 2015 at 11:27 am

Once these guys make bail they are gone, long gone. Then of course this is not a "violent crime" so there will be no attempt whatsoever to find them. After an interim (I would guess a few months before the file gets moved to the back of the stack) these friends of San Francisco will emerge again committing another crime. Now, let's have a show of hands: how many of you think this is the first time these oppressed young gentleman have committed a felony of any kind ?


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Posted by high sierra
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Oct 15, 2015 at 1:03 pm

wow, the guy hurts a senior the last time he was caught burglarizing a home. only a year later he is caught again, same scenario with someone in the home.

build more prisons. longer sentences. yes it is a sad indictment of our society but that is where we are at right now people


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Posted by Tom
a resident of Livermore
on Oct 15, 2015 at 3:51 pm

Run out of the house and call 911!!?? She should have pulled out her pistols/rifles/shotguns and gone down there guns a-blazing and killed the intruders! Isn't that what we're supposed to do?


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Posted by Cant we just....
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Oct 16, 2015 at 11:18 am

... leave it at great job PPD and homeowner? No facts about citizenship, or lack thereof. No facts about mental health. The homeowner's 2nd amendment right includes not bearing arms and shooting the intruders in the face. HO did the right thing. Bad guys caught. PPD did a great job. End of story.


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Posted by Coexist
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Oct 16, 2015 at 12:12 pm

Can't we just.....So well said!! Finally someone with some sense and compassion.


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