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Police log: Quick clerk catches credit card con

A suspicious clerk who called police to the Hyatt Summerfield Hotel regarding an attempt to use fraudulent credit cards helped catch an identity thief, a police report said.

Two men entered the hotel in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive the afternoon of July 6 and attempted to use a credit card in a different name, the report said. Although the men claimed to be checking in for someone else, the clerk became wary because the room hadn't been reserved under their own name, according to the report; the card the two attempted to use came back "do not honor."

Police met up with the men outside the hotel. Brian Ward Rabitt, 34, was charged with possession of stolen property for possessing the credit card and statements belonging to two other people, providing false information to a police officer and identity theft, the report said. Rabitt also had an outstanding warrant from San Mateo for weapons and other charges, according to the report. The second man was not arrested.

In other police reports:

A burglary in the 5000 block of Hopyard Road netted electonics, tools and $400 cash. The incident took place July 12 between 2:10 and 2:40 p.m. at Finn Design Group. Taken was a laptop computer valued at $429 and a $40 computer bag, a PDA worth $199, a $399 smart phone, 10 flash drives valued at $200, a $90 bluetooth headset, a $199 Swiss Army knife, a computer repair tool bag and tools worth $150, chip readers worth $100 and a $20 wallet. A credit card was also stolen in the theft; entry was gained through the front door.

Computer equipment valued at $4,100 was stolen in a burglary July 11 at 6140 Stoneridge Mall Road. A $3,500 Dell laptop and $600 Sony laptop were stolen between 4:15 and 4:30 p.m.

Credit cards, $300 cash, keys, a purse and wallet were reported stolen from a vehicle parked at ClubSport between 4:25 and 5:25 p.m. on July 10. The wallet was valued at $230, and the purse was worth $200; a $100 PDA and $50 cell phone were also stolen.

Last week's Pleasanton Police Department report also listed the following information.

JULY 5

Theft

- 4:58 p.m. in the 1000 block of Hancock Court; identity theft

Auto burglary

- 9:13 p.m. in the 3900 block of Santa Rita Road

Battery

- 5:41 p.m. in the 4400 block of Black Avenue

Public drunkenness

- 8:20 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue

JULY 6

Theft

- 8:57 a.m. in the 1000 block of Sunset Creek Lane; identity theft

- 9:48 a.m. in the 4500 block of Gatetree Circle; identity theft

- 11:48 a.m. in the 5700 block of Owens Drive; petty theft

- 3:38 p.m. in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive; identity theft, possession of stolen property

- 4:11 p.m. in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road; embezzlement

Auto burglary

- 8:33 p.m. at the intersection of Canyon Meadows Drive and Dublin Canyon Road

Alcohol violations

- 8:29 p.m. in the 500 block of Main Street; public drunkenness

- 9:21 p.m. in the 100 block of Neal Street; public drunkenness

- 10:37 p.m. in the 5000 block of Case Avenue; public drunkenness

- 11:21 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Rosewood Drive; DUI

JULY 7

Burglary

- 11 a.m. in the 1000 block of Concord Street

Drug/alcohol violations

- 7:14 p.m. in the 5800 block of Springdale Avenue; driving under the influence while on probation

- 7:58 p.m. in the 7500 block of Driftwood Way; under the influence of a controlled substance

- 10:48 p.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Del Valle Parkway; DUI

JULY 8

Theft

- 2:33 p.m. in the first block of Stoneridge Mall Road; identity theft, theft

- 4:40 p.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; petty theft

Vandalism

- 6:26 p.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive

Public drunkenness

- 8:48 p.m. in the 4400 block of First Street

JULY 9

Theft

- 10:41 a.m. in the 1200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; grand theft

- 3:19 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

Battery

- 11:09 p.m. in the 400 block of First Street; battery, vandalism

Vandalism

- 6:05 p.m. in the 3700 block of Vineyard Avenue

- 7:37 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue

Alcohol violations

- 1:19 a.m. at the intersection of Valley Trails Drive and National Park Road; DUI, public drunkenness

- 2:46 a.m. at the intersection of Koll Center Parkway and Valley Avenue; DUI

- 8:27 a.m. in the 4300 block of Black Avenue; public drunkenness

- 11:33 p.m. at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Valley Avenue; DUI

JULY 10

Theft

- 5:56 p.m. in the 6700 block of Paseo Santa Cruz; petty theft

- 8:08 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 10:38 p.m. at the intersection of Main Street and St. Mary Street; auto theft

Burglary

- 7:51 a.m. in the 3600 block of Andrews Drive

Auto burglary

- 5:29 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

JULY 11

Theft

- 1:59 p.m. in the 2300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 2:19 p.m. in the 4100 block of Creekwood Court; auto theft

- 3:23 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 4:56 p.m. in the 6100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; grand theft

Burglary

- 8:12 p.m. in the 800 block of Concord Street

Vandalism

- 11:12 a.m. at the intersection of Ray Street and First Street

- 11:15 a.m. in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

- 12:49 p.m. in the 4900 block of Middleton Place

- 8:10 p.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue

Prank calls

- 8:17 a.m. in the 6200 block of Roslin Court

Drug/alcohol violations

- 2:15 a.m. in the 6400 block of Owens Drive; DUI

- 3:53 a.m. in the 5300 block of Owens Court; possession of a controlled substance, possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, possession of a hypodermic needle, paraphernalia possession

JULY 12

Theft

- 3:50 p.m. in the 2500 block of Tapestry Way; grand theft

- 5:56 p.m. in the 5000 block of Hopyard Road; grand theft

- 10:39 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; identity theft

Burglary

- 8:51 a.m. in the 800 block of Concord Street

- 11:48 a.m. in the 5700 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard

Vandalism

- 9:27 a.m. in the 8000 block of Regency Place

Comments

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Posted by nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Jul 15, 2011 at 9:56 am

I wonder if the 18 yo, Brodie Lewis, arrested for the residential burglary on July 12th on Concord St. was responsible for the earlier burglaries on Concord St. that week?


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Posted by Al-Leigh R.
a resident of Kottinger Ranch
on Jul 25, 2011 at 9:33 pm

Nancy -
Let's remember he's innocent until proven guilty.


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