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Police log: Tennis gear theft nets alleged thief

A Livermore woman was arrested Monday on a charge of possession of stolen property after enough tennis gear to outfit a team was found in her car.

Jessica Maureeen Popeyus, 25, was arrested at about 6:40 p.m. in the theft of 16 tennis racquets valued at about $200 apiece and two tennis bags worth $100 apiece from Play It Again Sports in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue.

In other police reports:

* A Pleasanton man was arrested Feb. 4 on a charge of providing marijuana to a minor. Jonathan Mikus, 19, was arrested Feb. 4 -- his birthday -- at about 5:42 p.m. at the intersection of Old Vineyard and Yolanda Court.

* The cars of two Foothill students were broken into Feb. 4. Smashed windows led to the theft of a $300 purse and a $200 iPod, credit cards and a passport taken from one car between 4:15 and 4:20 p.m.; a $5 purse, a bible and an identification card were taken from the second car between 4:10 and 4:50 p.m.

* A $1,000 computer, a $200 digital camera, a $50 computer bag, $50 in clothing and a $50 wi-fi card were stolen between 6 p.m. Feb. 2 and 5:50 a.m. Feb. 3 from a vehicle in the 4200 block of Krause Court. The vehicle's door had been left unlocked.

* An $800 digital camera was stolen from a vehicle at ClubSport on Johnson Drive between 4:40 and 7 p.m. on Feb. 3; entry was gained through a window.

* A $5,000 bicycle and $400 in accessories were stolen in a Feb. 1 residential burglary in the 3100 block of West Las Positas Boulevard. Also taken was a computer valued at $150. The break-in was reported at about 9:30 p.m.

Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.

Last week the Pleasanton Police Department also listed the following information in its log of incident reports.

JAN. 31

Theft

- 11:41 a.m. in the 5800 block of Owens Drive; grand theft, identity theft

- 12:49 p.m. in the 3400 block of Virgil Circle; identity theft

- 3:04 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; petty theft

- 8:51 p.m. in the 3600 block of Touriga Drive; theft

Auto burglary

- 1:41 p.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive

Vandalism

- 1 p.m. in the 5400 block of Montalvo Court

- 3:20 p.m. in the 700 block of St. Michael Circle

Prank calls

- 6:22 p.m. in the 5600 block of Owens Drive

Public drunkenness

- 1:33 a.m. in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road

FEB. 1

Burglary

- 9:29 p.m. in the 3100 block of W. Positas Boulevard

Theft

- 1:05 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue; forgery

- 6:06 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; theft

Auto burglary

- 6:52 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Vandalism

- 3:16 p.m. in the 400 block of E. Angela Street

Drug/alcohol violations

- 6:39 p.m. at the intersection of Laguna Creek and Beaumont Court; DUI

-7:46 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewod Drive; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, paraphernalia possession

FEB. 2

Theft

- 12:22 p.m. in the 6100 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; petty theft

Battery

- 12:02 p.m. in the 6200 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

DUI

- 10:30 p.m. at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Touriga Drive

FEB. 3

Theft

- 5:58 a.m. in the 4200 block of Krause Court; grand theft

- 1:34 p.m. in the 6600 block of Owens Drive; petty theft

- 4:10 p.m. in the 2100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 5:53 p.m. in the 2100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 9:54 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; petty theft

Battery

- 3:05 a.m. in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road; battery, public drunkenness

Vandalism

- 8:36 a.m. in the 7300 block of Johnson Drive

==b Auto burglary==

- 6:03 p.m. in the 4700 block of Willow Road

- 6:58 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Drug/alcohol violations

- 8:43 p.m. at the intersection of Stoneridge Drive and Stone Pointe Way; public drunkenness

- 9:08 p.m. at the intersection of Old Vineyard Avenue and Brozosky Hill Lane; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, marijuana possession

- 10:31 p.m. in the 5000 block of Owens Drive; DUI

FEB. 4

Auto burglary

- 5:02 p.m. in the 4300 block of Foothill Road

- 6:12 p.m. in the 4300 block of Foothill Road

Drug/alcohol violations

- 2:06 a.m. in the 200 block of Rose Avenue; public drunkenness

- 5:42 p.m. at the intersection of Old Vineyard and Yolanda Court; providing marijuana to a minor

FEB. 5

Theft

- 7:50 a.m. in the 4100 block of Cortina Court; forgery

- 9:29 a.m. in the 7700 block of Canyon Meadows Circle; auto theft

- 2:54 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; theft

Carrying a concealed knife

- 1:18 a.m. near the intersection of Bernal Avenue and Interstate 680; carrying a concealed knife, drinking and driving by a minor

Auto burglary

- 7:41 a.m. in the 8000 block of Mountain View Drive

- 10:29 a.m. in the 3700 block of Fairlands Drive

Vandalism

- 1:48 a.m. in the 6600 block of Owens Drive

- 9:29 a.m. in the 400 block of Tioga Court

Alcohol violations

- 1:54 a.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive; DUI

- 3:01 a.m. at the intersection of Bernal Avenue and Valley Avenue; DUI

- 6:55 p.m. in the 4500 block of Hopyard Road; public drunkenness

- 9:09 p.m. at the intersection of Owens Drive and Hacienda Drive; public drunkenness

FEB. 6

Theft

- 8:22 a.m. in the 7300 block of Johnson Drive; petty theft

- 9:39 a.m. in the 5700 block of Northway Road; petty theft

- 2:08 p.m. in the 4200 block of First Street; petty theft

- 6:39 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue; possession of stolen property

DUI

- 1:16 a.m. in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road

FEB. 7

Theft

- 10:43 a.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; forgery

- 8:21 p.m. in the 4700 block of First Street; grand theft

Vandalism

- 11:36 a.m. at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Safreno Way

- 11:38 a.m. in the 3700 block of Pimlico Drive

Comments

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Posted by Nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 12, 2012 at 4:48 pm

In researching the blurb on johnny mikus, arrested on his birthday for selling marijuana to a minor, I found two other recent graduates of our local high scools all arrested around the same timeline as johnny for drugs and/or alcohol. Mitchell rosenberg and ethan gould. If reading this isnt justification for dope dog searches at our high schools I dont know what is. Cant wait to see the pups on campus!


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Posted by jane
a resident of Country Fair
on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:22 am

although I definitely agree with the drug sniffing dogs going to the high schools, I do not agree with posting names of people arrested, no matter what their ages are. These people (innocent till proven guilty) have families and siblings in Pleasanton or the surrounding area and it can cause major grief and difficulty for them if you announce who they are. We all know there is a big drug problem..let the police do their work and leave the names out of it.


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Posted by nancys.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2012 at 11:40 am

@jane There is a caveat in the article about those arrested being innocent until proven guilty, however arrest records of adults, anyone over the age of 18, are public record, available to anyone, with or without a computer. With your reasoning, everyone, everywhere arrested for a crime, no matter how henious or minor, should not have their name listed in the media. I can see it now..."Anonymous was arrested in the shooting death of JFK", "Anonymous was arrested for having sex with her student" etc. etc. Minors names are not revealed.


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Posted by Adam Squeenish
a resident of Ruby Hill
on Feb 13, 2012 at 1:04 pm

Nancy S and Jane, you're both skirting the real issue. 17 year-olds are smoking marijuana in this town, and it's a huge problem.


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Posted by Nancy s.
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 13, 2012 at 7:29 pm

@adam. I wasnt skirting the issue of underage drug use, which I am against. My original comment was addressing how 3 recent pleasanton high school grads were arrested for drug and/or alcohol possesion. I said I was looking forward to the drug dogs on campus


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Posted by Tagalog-a
a resident of Downtown
on Feb 13, 2012 at 7:41 pm

Drug and/or Alcohol possession? My own dream won't be realized until the dogs are supplemented with fire hoses turned on full throttle.


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Posted by Seriously
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Feb 13, 2012 at 10:39 pm

I'll support 'Dope Dogs' in our schools just as soon as they implement Breathalyzers in the work place. I could almost guarantee there are more hypocritical parents out there than pot smoking high schoolers.


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Posted by lockyourfacebook
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2012 at 8:24 am

Found her facebook page - Web Link


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Posted by None of the Above
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2012 at 8:39 am

If parents did their jobs as parents, there wouldn't be any need for drug dogs.

Why is it OK to trade freedom for security? Does that create a better society?


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:28 am

"If reading this isnt justification for dope dog searches at our high schools I dont know what is. "

Completely innocent people getting caught up in it, having their reputations ruined for no reason at all is a perfectly good reason not to do it. It happened to a personal friend who, like me, had never even tried marijuana. False positives happen. If drug dogs are used in Pleasanton schools, I will work to bring a lawsuit. That much you can count on.

" I do not agree with posting names of people arrested, no matter what their ages are."

Jane, it happens with false positives too. Drug dog should not be on our campuses, period.


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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2012 at 9:29 am

"Why is it OK to trade freedom for security? Does that create a better society?"

No, it doesn't.

"If parents did their jobs as parents, there wouldn't be any need for drug dogs."

Many of these parents should be arrested for neglect, in my opinion.


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Posted by chris
a resident of Civic Square
on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:14 pm

haha im 15 and I smoke marijuana in your town everyday deal with it its not even any of ur business wtf


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Posted by clink
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 14, 2012 at 10:26 pm

How in the heck can someone steal all hose rackets without someone noticing ... I mean they can't fit down her pants ... these are some pretty sneaky thieves. No wonder you can't trust no one today.


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Posted by Nancy s
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 15, 2012 at 7:13 am

@chris hahaha, your the reason the drug dogs are coming to ptwn high schools. Your classmates will be thanking you.


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Posted by steve
a resident of Parkside
on Feb 15, 2012 at 9:27 am

Seriously-"I'll support 'Dope Dogs' in our schools just as soon as they implement Breathalyzers in the work place. I could almost guarantee there are more hypocritical parents out there than pot smoking high schoolers."
Unless you are harkening back to your experiences during Prohibition, last time I checked, alcohol use is not illegal, but pot is. Your condoning pot use among school age kids is an admission of your lack of respect for the law and for those you live near, especially school kids.


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Posted by Marianne
a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:22 am

What I find very hypocritical is that I would bet most of the people calling for drug sniffing dogs were probably stoned most of their high school years. I remember High School (back in the 70's), drunk or stoned students were the norm.
I'm not saying it's ok for students to smoke on campus, but parents really need to talk to their kids and stop expecting the rest of society to raise their kids.


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Posted by Gordy
a resident of Lemoine Ranch
on Feb 16, 2012 at 3:04 pm

Pot is way worse than alcohol. The law says so.


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Posted by Louise
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2012 at 4:35 pm

Guess the tennis equipment thief had quite a racket going. So much for Love Love. Wonder what she hoped to net. I hope they throw the ball at her.


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Posted by Nancy s
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 16, 2012 at 9:14 pm

@louise those were some good ones!


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