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Two arsons reported in one day

Plus, other police reports through Jan. 6

A San Francisco man was arrested for felony arson in recent days, while police investigate another arson that occurred the next day.

Anthony Torrienert, 29, a transient from San Francisco, was arrested at about 2:23 a.m. Dec. 31. Police were called to the Shell gas station in the 4200 block of First Street and found Torrienert standing next to a gas pump; questioned by police, he said he started a fire about 20 feet from gas pumps in a stack of wood for sale at the front door to stay warm.

The next day, a tenant of Ridgeview Commons in the 5300 block of Case Avenue reported someone tried to light her apartment door on fire. Police found a pile of ash outside the door but have no suspects in the incident, reported at about 10:39 a.m. Jan. 1.

In other police reports:

* Steve Steve, 54, of San Jose was arrested at about 11:55 a.m. Jan 3 on a felony count of possessing a fake driver's license and misdemeanor counts of giving false identification to police and driving without a license.

The arrest took place after police saw a vehicle partially blocking the road. While officers were on scene, a man came out of a home's garage and told them he was putting notes on vehicles he hoped to buy and was inside the garage leaving a note there.

The homeowner said nothing was missing, but a search of Steve and his car turned up a number of IDs with different names and dates of birth.

* Daniel Albert Sotomayor, 25, a transient, was arrested at about 3:10 p.m. Dec. 31 in the 6000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road for felony attempted auto theft and misdemeanor loitering. Sotomayor was seen jiggling vehicle door handles at the mall and was seen the day before and earlier the same day doing the same thing.

* Damon M. Jefferson, 22, of Oakland was arrested at about 2:01 p.m. Jan. 4 at Victoria's Secret in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road on a felony count of receiving stolen property.

* Two exercise bikes, one worth $2,399 and another worth $1,799, were stolen from Precor Home Fitness in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; a front window was smashed for entry in the incident, reported at about 9:53 a.m. Jan. 3.

* An iPad worth $599, a $500 laptop and various jewelry worth about $765 were stolen from an apartment in the 6300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road, along with a $100 set of earbuds. The incident was reported at about 6:25 p.m. Dec. 30; the resident was unable to determine how the culprits entered her apartment.

* Nordstrom, in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road, reported at 5:05 p.m. Dec. 30 the embezzlement of $1,910 through fraudulent returns.

* A secret shopper scam netted $1,900 in money orders from a 29-year-old resident of the 500 block of San Gabriel Court between Dec. 30 and Jan. 3.

* The Verizon Wireless store in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive was hit by grab-and-run thieves twice in less than a week. In the first case, at about 4:54 p.m. Dec. 30, two iPhones worth $649 and $549 were taken. In the latest, $179 speakers and a $79 battery pack were taken.

* A gym member at 24 Hour Fitness in the 4700 block of Willow Road reported at about 8:21 p.m. Jan. 4 that a cellphone and Bluetooth headset worth about $998 were stolen from his duffel bag in about 10 minutes.

* A resident of the 5700 block of Owens Drive told police at around 4:05 p.m. Dec. 31 that someone had tried to open a credit card in his name, requesting an $8,500 loan. The loan was denied.

* A credit check led to a resident of the 3600 block of Touriga Drive discovering that someone had used her identification to try to get an apartment in Wisconsin, in an incident reported at about 4:20 p.m. Dec. 31.

* A visit from friends led to the theft of a $200 laptop from a home in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue in an incident reported at about 11:23 a.m. Jan. 6.

* A counterfeit $5 bill was received by 7-Eleven in the 3700 block of Hopyard Road in an incident reported at about 1:32 p.m. Jan. 5.

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.

DEC. 30

Theft

- 3:36 p.m. in the 4300 block of Rosewood Drive; auto theft

- 4:26 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

- 4:54 p.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; shoplifting

- 5:05 p.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; embezzlement

- 9:17 p.m. in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting

Residential burglary

- 6:25 p.m. in the 6300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

Vandalism

- 8:20 a.m. in the 5300 block of Brookside Court

- 3:34 p.m. in the 9400 block of Blessing Drive

Drug/alcohol violations

- 6:54 a.m. in the 4500 block of Pleasanton Avenue; DUI

- 12:10 p.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; public drunkenness

- 7:08 p.m. in the 7600 block of Stoneridge Drive; public drunkenness, paraphernalia possession

- 8:27 p.m. at the intersection of Foothill Road and Highland Oaks Drive; DUI

DEC. 31

Arson

- 2:09 a.m. in the 4200 block of First Street

Theft

- 1:22 a.m. in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; fraud

- 3:10 p.m. in the 6000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft

- 4:05 p.m. in the 5700 block of Owens Drive; fraud

- 4:20 p.m. in the 3600 block of Touriga Drive; fraud

Graffiti

- 3:54 p.m. at the intersection of Sutter Gate and Jones Gate avenues

Alcohol violations

- 5:09 p.m. in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive; public drunkenness

- 9:30 p.m. in the 5600 block of Springhouse Drive; DUI

JAN. 1

Arson

- 10:39 a.m. in the 5300 block of Case Avenue

Theft

- 7:38 a.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; shoplifting

- 3:03 p.m. in the 4900 block of Dolores Drive; stolen property

Vandalism

- 10:30 a.m. in the 3400 block of Cornerstone Court

- 1:57 p.m. in the 3900 block of First Street

Public drunkenness

- 12:39 a.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road

Jan. 2

Theft

- 11:14 a.m. in the 3400 block of Norton Way

- 12:35 p.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; shoplifting

- 12:43 p.m. in the 3100 block of Vineyard Avenue

- 1:29 p.m. in the 9500 block of MacDonald Court

- 6:20 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting

Vehicle tampering

- 1:28 p.m. in the 4100 block of Francisco Street

Public drunkenness

- 12:17 a.m. at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Koll Center Parkway

Jan. 3

Robbery

- 12:15 p.m. in the 4000 block of Santa Rita Road

Theft

- 11:11 a.m. in the 5500 block of San Juan Way; fraud

- 5:15 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue; shoplifting

Residential burglary

- 6:41 p.m. in the 9400 block of Blessing Drive

Auto burglary

- 10:12 a.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive

Public drunkenness

- 1:50 a.m. in the 2400 block of Crestline Road

Jan. 4

Theft

- 9:51 a.m. in the 3900 block of Vineyard Avenue; bicycle theft

- 11:38 a.m. in the 500 block of San Gabriel Court

- 12:47 p.m. in the 2300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting

- 2:24 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; stolen property

- 3:12 p.m. in the 3100 block of Bernal Avenue

- 4:48 p.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; shoplifting

- 5:56 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road

- 8:21 p.m. in the 4700 block of Willow Road; theft from structure

Commercial burglary

- 9:53 a.m. in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive

Drug/alcohol violations

- 3:36 a.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; public drunkenness

- 6:12 p.m. at the intersection of Foothill Road and Old Foothill Road; DUI

- 9:35 p.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

- 10:40 p.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive; possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia

Jan. 5

Child abuse

- 10:26 p.m. in the 3000 block of Yuma Way

Theft

- 12:29 p.m. in the 9400 block of Blessing Drive

- 1:32 p.m. in the 3700 block of Hopyard Road; fraud

Graffiti

- 8:36 a.m. in the 5500 block of Sunol Boulevard

DUI

- 7:32 p.m. in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue

Jan. 6

Theft

- 11:23 a.m. in the 4800 block of Bernal Avenue; theft from structure

- 12:50 p.m. in the 4500 block of Pleasanton Avenue

- 1:32 p.m. in the 6300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; bicycle theft

- 2:32 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; shoplifting

- 5:48 p.m. at the intersection of Hansen Drive and Valley Avenue; stolen property

Graffiti

- 12:05 p.m. at the intersection of Del Valle Parkway and Main Street

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