The incident took place just before 1 a.m. May 11 at Creekside Park in the 5600 block of West Las Positas Boulevard, when a man approached a woman and demanded money, the report said. The victim turned over an undisclosed amount of cash, then called 911.
Police arrived minutes later and the dog led them to a man hiding in the bushes across the street from the Gale-Schenone Hall of Justice in the 5600 block of Stoneridge Drive, according to the report. Stephen Jones, 45, of Pleasanton, was arrested at about 1:47 a.m. on charge of robbery.
In other police reports:
* As much as $20,000 may have been embezzled from the Apple Store at the Stoneridge Shopping Center. The incident was reported at about 9:01 a.m. May 14, but the embezzlement might date to December 2011. Police have a suspect, whose name has not been released, and the case will be forwarded to the district attorney's office.
* A home, a business and a storage facility were all reported burgled on May 14.
Jewelry worth an estimated $5,500 was reported stolen from the 6200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. Taken was a white gold and diamond tennis bracelet worth $4,000, a $1,000 gold and ruby ring and a $500 gold and sapphire ring. The theft occurred between 7:30 a.m. May 10 and noon May 14.
Electronic equipment was stolen from Latex Global in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Drive. A $1,000 flat screen TV was reported stolen, along with a $1,000 laptop, a $600 iPad, a $300 computer monitor and a $200 charging station. The incident was reported just after noon; an office door had been pried open.
The manager at Public Storage in the 2500 block of Santa Rita Road noticed an unlocked gate at about 6:10 p.m. One unit had its lock cut but the manager was unsure what, if anything, was stolen.
* A Danville woman was arrested May 10 on a felony grand theft warrant and additional charges. Chanel Padilla, 27, was taken in custody after police received a call of a theft in progress at Safeway by someone attempting to return items that had been shoplifted.
* A May 9 traffic stop led to the arrest of a Hayward man on an outstanding felony embezzlement warrant. Upuia Wongsee, 29, was stopped at about 3:37 p.m. near the intersection of Hacienda Drive and Interstate 580.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.
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