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Police log: Homes targeted in burglaries

Six homes were hit in burglaries or burglary attempts between Feb. 14 and Feb. 21, police reports show.

Jewelry worth an estimated $500 was stolen from a home in the 7800 block of Chestnut Way on Feb. 21; a rear sliding glass door was shattered to provide access to the home.

A $3,000 1974 Gibson Les Paul vintage guitar was stolen Feb. 20 from a home in the 5800 block of Stonecliff Vista Lane. Access to the home was through a garage door.

Two bicycles worth an estimated $500 apiece were stolen from the side yard of a home in the 4500 block of Gatetree Circle between noon Feb. 15 and 3 p.m. Feb. 19. That same day, entry was attempted at a home in the 7400 block of Aspen Court; nothing was taken.

Two homes were hit on Valentine's Day. Tools worth $375 were stolen from a home in the 7400 block of Stonedale Drive; entry was through a garage door. Nothing was stolen in a burglary attempt that same day at a home in the 6100 block of Inglewood Drive

In other police reports:

* Robert Louis Adamson was arrested Feb. 15 in the 4700 block of Del Valle Parkway on charges of engaging in three or more acts of substantial sexual contact with a child less than 14 years old. Additional information was not available.

* A bicycle stop led to the arrest of Lorenzo Antonio Aviles-Leon, 27, of Pleasanton at about 1 a.m. Feb. 21 on a felony charge of possession of false identification and a misdemeanor charge of presenting false identification to a police officer.

* Two vehicles parked in the 3200 block of West Lagoon Road were burglarized on successive days. A $25 black purse and $15 purple wallet were stolen Feb. 17 between 2:40 and 3:30 p.m.; the next day, Feb. 18, $300 prescription sunglasses, a $200 wallet and miscellaneous items worth an estimated $220 were stolen from another vehicle between 4:45 and 5:30 p.m.

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

FEB. 13

Theft

- 10:22 p.m. in the first block of Stoneridge Mall Road; grand theft

- 7:50 p.m. in the 1100 block of Baur Court; identity theft

FEB. 14

Theft

- 9:06 a.m. in the 4100 block of Peregrine Way; identity theft

- 12:15 p.m. in the 7400 block of Muirwood Court; petty theft

- 1:25 p.m. in the 7400 block of Muirwood Court; petty theft

- 6:13 p.m. in the 1800 block of Valley Avenue; petty theft

Burglary

- 9:37 a.m. in the 7400 block of Stonedale Drive

- 6:31 p.m. in the 4100 block of Walnut Drive

Marijuana possession

- 8:41 p.m. in the 400 block of Vineyard Avenue

FEB. 15

Petty theft

- 4:06 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

- 4:24 p.m. in the 2300 block of Santa Rita Road

- 9:05 p.m. in the 5400 block of Rosewood Drive

Burglary

- 4:22 p.m. in the 6100 block of Inglewood Drive

Vandalism

- 8:54 a.m. in the 7300 block of Johnson Drive

Alcohol violations

- 3:17 a.m. in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue; public drunkenness

- 11:16 p.m. at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Bernal Avenue; DUI

FEB. 16

Identity theft

- 4:54 p.m. in the 4000 block of Page Court

Indecent exposure

- 11:08 a.m. in the 5700 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard

False imprisonment

- 9:26 a.m. in the 2300 block of Santa Rita Road; false imprisonment, criminal threats

Vandalism

- 6:11 a.m. in the 7000 block of Commerce Circle

DUI

- 1:40 a.m. in the 3800 block of Hopyard Avenue

FEB. 17

Robbery

- 11:08 p.m. in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue

Theft

- 4:31 a.m. in the 7500 block of Ivy Court; auto theft

- 11:01 a.m. in the 1100 block of Santa Rita Road; petty theft

- 1:25 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

- 6:16 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

Auto burglary

- 3:58 p.m. in the 3200 block of W. Lagoon Road

Vandalism

- 4:04 p.m. in the 3400 block of Norton Way

Alcohol violations

- 1:41 a.m. at the intersection of Main Street and St. John Street; DUI

- 10:34 p.m. at the intersection of Stoneridge Mall Road and Stoneridge Drive; public drunkenness

FEB. 18

Theft

- 3:03 a.m. in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road; petty theft

- 11:47 a.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 1:14 p.m. in the 1800 block of Zenato Place, identity theft

- 3:50 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

- 3:56 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

Auto burglary

- 10:17 a.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

- 5:21 p.m. in the 3200 block of W. Lagoon Road

Vandalism

- 10:11 a.m. in the 1100 block of Santa Rita Road

Drug/alcohol violations

- 12:59 a.m. in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road; public drunkenness

- 10:26 p.m. in the 5400 block of Sunol Boulevard; possession of a controlled substance

FEB. 19

Robbery

- 12:08 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

False imprisonment

- 10:13 p.m. in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue

Theft

- 12:33 p.m. in the 4200 block of Fairlands Drive; grand theft

- 2:37 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 3:56 p.m. in the 3100 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; theft

- 5:04 p.m. in the 4500 block of Gatetree Circle; grand theft

Forcible entry

- 9:27 p.m. in the 7400 block of Aspen Court

Battery

- 5:02 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Auto burglary

- 4:11 p.m. in the 4900 block of Breakwater Avenue

Drug/alcohol violations

- 1:38 a.m. in the 4800 block of Sunol Boulevard; public drunkenness

- 4:01 p.m. in the 3700 block of Hopyard Road; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance

- 10:47 p.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; DUI

FEB. 20

Theft

- 11:34 a.m. in the 6000 block of Stoneridge Drive; forgery

- 3:55 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; petty theft

- 4:24 p.m. in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; theft

Burglary

- 10:28 p.m. in the 5800 block of Stonecliff Vista Lane

Drug/alcohol violations

- 12:12 a.m. in the 6700 block of Bernal Avenue; public drunkenness

FEB. 21

Theft

- 7:16 a.m. in the 2900 block of Amoroso Court; petty theft

- 2:37 p.m. at the intersection of W. Las Positas Boulevard and Muirwood Drive; petty theft

- 5:25 p.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; petty theft

- 11:38 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; identity theft

Burglary

- 9:50 a.m. in the 7800 block of Chestnut Way

Public drunkenness

- 9:21 p.m. in the 5300 block of Sunol Boulevard

Comments

Posted by Ptown Resident, a resident of Val Vista
on Feb 23, 2012 at 10:31 am

Not sure if anyone else has noticed the increase in burglaries since Bart opened up by the mall. It seems that I am seeing more people walking the streets that really do not belong in our srea. I hate to type cast but I have lived in Val Vista for more than 25 years and i've been seeing a lot of strange people walking in our neighborhood lately, I asked a couple of kids the other day if they were lost because I had never seen them before and they said no they were visiting a friend down the street and pointed to a house which was funny because that house was owned by friends of mine that have lived there for more than 25 years as well and I called them up and they said they were not expecting any vistors let alone teenagers. Another neighbor of mine said that packages have been disappearing from her front porch. This is quite sad.


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:14 am

Ptown: "Not sure if anyone else has noticed the increase in burglaries since Bart opened up by the mall."

I haven't seen any evidence that there has been any recent increase in burglaries in neighborhoods surrounding Stoneridge Mall or the new BART station. There are of course a lot of incidents at Stoneridge Mall itself, just as there has always been. But as far as residential burglary, I see them scattered throughout most all of Pleasanton. No evidence of any crime hot spots in the neighborhoods surrounding the mall.

Furthermore, it wouldn't make a lot of sense for people to ride the BART into Pleasanton and then walk a mile or more to the nearest residential neighborhoods to commit burglary, would it? I know that many criminals aren't the sharpest people around, but even they must realize that committing a burglary and then walking a mile or more back to the BART station with the goods isn't a great escape plan.


Posted by Kim, a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 23, 2012 at 11:34 am

Never mind the SToneridge Bart, crime has increased in PLeasanton since the first BART station came in years ago. As for recent crime, I bet it has to do with the state of the economy more than there being a new BART.

Also, where do you think prisoners go when they are released from Santa Rita? They give them a BART ticket when they let them out....


Posted by None of the Above, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

@Ptown
@Kim

Check this out:

However, based on statistics, shoplifting has not gone up at all since Stoneridge BART opened.

"Since BART's opening in February, we have not seen a substantive increase or peak in any criminal activity at the mall, looking at the numbers," said Pleasanton police Lt. Jeff Bretzing.

He said police took 129 shoplifters into custody in 2010 and 133 in 2009.

"We've had 113 cases to date this year," he said. "With just a little under a month left this year, I'd suspect it will come in right around 130, Again, based on the stats, we don't expect any increase."

Web Link


Posted by Sam, a resident of Oak Hill
on Feb 23, 2012 at 12:10 pm

Kim said: "Never mind the SToneridge Bart, crime has increased in Pleasanton since the first BART station came in years ago."

That's not true. The first Pleasanton BART station became operational in 1997. The total number of reported crimes in Pleasanton according to the Pleasanton Police annual report in the years 1996, 1997, and 1998 was 1,811, 1,845, and 1,818, respectively. So you see, there was no sudden spike in the overall crime rate with the introduction of the first Pleasanton BART station. Furthermore, the number of reported crimes in the past three years of the latest available annual Pleasanton Police annual report for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010 were 1,567, 1,370, and 1,385, respectively. So the overall crime rate is DOWN from what it was around 1997 despite the fact that Pleasanton is now larger.

The biggest year of total reported Pleasanton crimes in the past 20 years? Answer: The year 1994, with 2,144 reported crimes. That was three years BEFORE Pleasanton had any BART station at all.


Posted by yetAnother_pTownLover, a resident of Downtown
on Feb 23, 2012 at 1:17 pm

How about more surveillance cameras in p-town?
If privately installed in private property, they cannot be legally challenged I guess.
Live street views in neighborhoods would be great.
Not very good for privacy though.


Posted by Marie, a resident of Del Prado
on Feb 23, 2012 at 8:13 pm

Have some compassion for Bart riders. Most come here to shop and pay sales tax.

Adamson arrest is too close to home. I'm sadden for the victim(s).


Posted by P*town Truth Teller, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Feb 24, 2012 at 9:07 am

The urban element has targeted Pleasanton in these tough economic times - because people in Pleasanton have money. The median income in the East Bay is $50K per household (and no doubt much of that comes from entitlement income); it's $120K in Pleasanton where we have a rich, albeit declining business community.

From opening thug club Neo, to building more affordable housing, the entitlement class has targeted Pleasanton and is all too hapy to take their "reparations" by violent force or by ripping off property owners. Just keep voting Democrat and for pro-Union, pro-developer, leftist city council people, and you'll get more of the same.


Posted by Truth, a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Mar 10, 2012 at 10:31 pm

Surprised they don't hit the Laurel Creek area..closer to BART.


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