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Pleasanton police report for week ending Jan. 30

The Pleasanton Police Department made the following information available. Under the law, those charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted.

JAN. 24

Theft

- 10:49 a.m. in the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive; petty theft

- 4:38 p.m. in the 300 block of St. Mary Street; theft

Burglary

- 8:25 a.m. in the 6900 block of Koll Center Parkway

- 11:32 a.m. in the 2100 block of Camino Bazos

- 2:29 p.m. in the 440 block of Valley Avenue

- 10:19 p.m. in the 6900 block of Koll Center Parkway

Vandalism

- 2:02 p.m. in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue

Alcohol violations

- 7:54 p.m. in the 5800 block of Owens Drive; public drunkenness, battery

- 9:58 p.m. in the 3400 block of Andrews Drive; public drunkenness

JAN. 25

Theft

- 12:24 p.m. in the 1400 block of Trimingham Drive; possession of stolen property

- 1:34 p.m. in the first block of W. Angela Street; identity theft

- 3:47 p.m. in the 4200 block of Diavila Avenue, identity theft

- 4:15 p.m. in the 4300 block of Foothill Road; petty theft

Burglary

- 7:27 a.m. in the 6500 block of Calle Altamira

DUI

- 11:13 p.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive

JAN. 26

Theft

- 8:15 a.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road; theft

- 10:05 a.m. in the 3600 block of Kamp Drive; identity theft

- 11:56 a.m. in the 4200 block of Hopyard Road; identity theft

- 1:20 p.m. in the 1100 block of Mataro Court; theft

- 2:59 p.m. in the 4700 block of Willow Road; petty theft

Prank Calls

- 9:52 a.m. in the 3200 block of Chablis Court

Drug/alcohol violations

- 7:08 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Morganfield Road; possession of fake ID; possession of marijuana

JAN. 27

Theft

- 8:40 a.m. in the 4300 block of Foothill Road; petty theft

- 11 a.m. in the 7900 block of Winged Foot Court; identity theft

- 1:04 p.m. in the 7100 block of Valley Trails Drive; identity theft

- 1:09 p.m. in the 800 block of Sylvaner Drive; petty theft

- 3:59 p.m. in the 6200 block of Detjen Court; mail theft

- 4:19 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 6:57 p.m. in the 5600 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; identity theft

Battery

- 8:55 p.m. in the 5600 block of Belleza Drive

Vandalism

- 8:28 a.m. in the 1400 block of Calle Santa Anna

JAN. 28

Theft

- 11:51 a.m. in the 5100 block of Golden Road; petty theft, vandalism

- 9:13 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

Vandalism

- 12:02 p.m. in the 5100 block of Golden Road

Auto burglary

- 7:21 a.m. in the 7300 block of Hillsdale Drive

Drug/alcohol violations

- 1:41 p.m. in the 1800 block of Harms Road; possession of marijuana

- 3:02 p.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road; public drunkenness

- 7:12 p.m. in the 3700 block of Hopyard Road; possession of another's prescription, paraphernalia possession

JAN. 29

Theft

- 10:08 a.m. in the 5100 block of Case Avenue; petty theft

- 1:29 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 1:34 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 4:33 p.m. in the 130 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft, lock picking

- 8:21 p.m. in the 800 block of Main Street; auto theft

Vandalism

- 11:54 a.m. in the 5400 block of Dudley Court

Drug/alcohol violations

- 12:57 a.m. at the intersection of Ray and Main streets; possession of marijuana for sale

- 2:05 a.m. at the intersection of Stoneridge Drive and Denker Drive; DUI

- 5:45 p.m. at the intersection of Second Street and E. Angela Street; DUI

- 7:57 p.m. in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue; public drunkenness

- 11:34 p.m. in the 4800 block of Hacienda Drive; possession of a controlled substance, DUI

JAN. 30

Theft

- 6:35 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; grand theft

- 8:06 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; identity theft

- 10:57 pm. In the 4200 block of First Street; petty theft

Burglary

- 1:02 a.m. in the 2900 block of Moreno Avenue

Auto burglary

- 8:13 p.m. in the 5100 block of Case Avenue

Vandalism

- 6:39 a.m. in the 1000 block of Kottinger Drive

- 6:41 a.m. in the 3700 block of Bernal Avenue

Drug/alcohol violations

- 1:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; public drunkenness, vandalism

- 1:38 a.m. in the 600 block of Main Street; public drunkenness

Comments

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Posted by Pro-Law
a resident of Amberwood/Wood Meadows
on Feb 4, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Thanks for clarifying that, "Under the law, those charged with offenses are considered innocent until convicted." Almost forgot I was living in America.

On a side note. I think it would be useful / help deter crime if the weekly started posting people's names that were arrested along with this report. I.e:

Instead of: "1:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; public drunkenness, vandalism"

it would read:

1:30 a.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; John Doe, age 31, of Dublin, was arrested for public drunkenness, vandalism

As much as Pleasanton PD will deny it - it is public record once the case is finished being investigated.


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Posted by M.
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 4, 2011 at 10:53 pm

M. is a registered user.

If you truly are as pro law as your chosen name indicates than you would be aware, and support the idea that people are not guilty simply because they have been arrested, or accused of a crime. There is a reason we see the innocent until proven guilty disclaimer constantly, and that is to constantly remind people of the fact that an arrest or accusation does not equate to guilt.

The notion of printing people's names in police reports is a terrible idea. The accused, in this case person who has been arrested has their name and alleged crime plastered in a public forum, in this case the paper/web site, and now is associated with that crime regardless of innocence or not. This flies directly in the face of out justice system. There is a good reason we assume innocence until guilt is proven by a court of law, it protects the individual from faulty police work, simple human error, inaccurate witness descriptions, and the kangaroo court of public opinion to name a few.

Many people are arrested when they have done nothing wrong, and are later found innocent in court, or even before hand when the prosecutorial body of a particular jurisdiction decides to not pursue the case as it has no merit, or another suspect is located etc...

In the end this idea of "deterring crime" by calling anyone who is accused of a crime out publicly is just another example of a mindlessly punitive attitude towards other people and society as a whole.

M.


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