Uploaded: Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:55 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:47 AM
Police log: Shoplifting team nabs $5,000 in pricey purses
|An organized shoplifting crew made off with high-end handbags worth more than $5,000 in an Oct. 21 incident, according to a police report.
A male and two females stole a license plate from a vehicle and placed it on the pickup truck they were driving, the report said. That crew was later linked to the theft of nine purses from Nordstrom.
When the three left in the pickup with stolen plates, witnesses reported seeing it driving erratically on southbound Interstate 680, according to the report. The truck got off the freeway, and one of the suspects removed the stolen license plate, and the truck was then spotted driving south on Foothill Road.
Police say a similar crime was reported recently in Los Altos.
Stolen from Nordstrom were two purses valued at $1,395, a $750 purse, a handbag valued at $498, another worth $398, two valued at $348, one worth $328, one valued at $198.
In other police reports:
* A residential burglary netted jewelry worth more than $29,000 from a home in the 2900 block of Garden Creek Circle between 10:30 a.m. Oct. 13 and 6 p.m. Oct. 20. Taken was an $8,000 gold bangle, a $7,000 gold bangle, a $7,000 gold chain with pendants, a $5,000 black bead necklace, a $3,000 gold bangle, a $3,000 gold bracelet, a $1,500 emerald and sapphire pendant and earring set, a $1,000 gold chain and pendant, $600 gold hoop earrings, $400 gold bird cage earrings, a small gold pendant valued at $200 and decorative silver bowls valued at $200. No forced entry was discovered.
* Dawnesha Patrice Carmier, 27, of Oakland was arrested Oct. 20 at about 5:07 p.m. on a felony shoplifting charge at H&M at Stoneridge Shopping Center in the theft of pants, a shirt and shoes worth $90. The felony charge stems from the use of a booster bag, which was used to hide the items.
* William Roy Quezali, 24, a transient, was arrested Oct. 19 for felony possession of stolen property including medication, bank statements and a $900 laptop; Quezali was arrested at ValleyCare Medical Center in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard with a backpack of items that didn't belong to him.
* Christopher Mark Dillon, 47, a transient, was arrested Oct. 21 in the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive on an arrest warrant for a Pleasanton felony theft of a handgun.
* One home and one business were hit in Oct. 17 burglaries.
A $400 laptop, $150 laptop, $100 cash and five cell phones worth $50 were stolen from DeSoto Cab in the first block of California Avenue between 2 a.m. and 5:15 a.m.; there was no sign of forced entry.
A burglary in the 100 block of Birch Creek Terrace netted a $1,000 laptop, $150 laptop and a $100 iPod docking station. The theft took place between 10 and 11 a.m. Entry was gained through an open garage door and unlocked inner door.
* A $6,000 bicycle was reported stolen between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m. Oct. 20 from the an apartment complex in the 1500 block of East Gate Way from beneath a set of stairs at the complex; the bike was locked but not secured to the stairway.
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.
- 1:39 a.m. in the 400 block of Main Street; embezzlement
- 7:39 a.m. in the 4900 block of Valley Avenue; grand theft
- 3:22 p.m. in the 2400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; auto theft
- 6:03 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; felony shoplifting
- 5:34 a.m. in the first block of California Avenue
- 11:05 a.m. in the 3600 block of Andrews Drive
- 11:09 a.m. in the 100 block of Birch Creek Terrace
- 9:40 a.m. in the 3100 block of Half Dome Drive
- 8:57 p.m. in the 4800 block of Mason Street; DUI
- 11:06 a.m. in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue; identity theft
- 12:44 p.m. in the 3800 block of Vineyard Avenue; grand theft
- 3:34 p.m. in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road; identity theft
- 8:42 p.m. in the 4500 block of Pleasanton Avenue
- 1:37 a.m. in the 3500 block of Bernal Avenue; DUI
- 7:19 a.m. at the intersection of Sunol Boulevard and I-680; DUI
- 4:40 p.m. in the 3000 block of Chardonnay Drive; under the influence of a controlled substance
- 5:10 p.m. in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road; possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance, under the influence of a controlled substance
- 10:58 p.m. at the intersection of Old Bernal Avenue and Augustine Street; DUI
- 3:50 p.m. in the 4100 block of School Street
- 11:41 a.m. in the 7000 block of Johnson Drive; auto theft
- 11:34 p.m. in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard; possession of stolen property
- 8:08 a.m. in the 7800 block of Canyon Meadows Road
- 11:27 p.m. in the 3300 block of Santa Rita Road
Minor in possession of false identification
- 12:24 a.m. in the 1800 block of Santa Rita Road
- 11:25 a.m. in the 4600 block of Bernal Avenue; marijuana possession
- 8:01 p.m. at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Touriga Drive; marijuana possession, paraphernalia possession
- 3:34 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road
- 7:38 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road
- 12:09 a.m. in the 3300 block of Santa Rita Road
- 12:09 a.m. in the 3300 block of Santa Rita Road
- 1:16 a.m. in the 4200 block of First Street; DUI
- 9:58 a.m. in the 3600 block of Vineyard Avenue; marijuana possession
- 10:41 p.m. in the 800 block of Main Street; public drunkenness
- 8:03 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; felony shoplifting, theft
- 12:16 a.m. in the 300 block of Main Street
- 1:51 a.m. in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road
- 2:21 p.m. in the 600 block of Main Street; fraud
- 3:24 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; embezzlement
- 8:52 p.m. in the 7600 block of Fairoaks Drive
- 8:10 p.m. in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road
- 9:08 p.m. at the intersection of Hopyard Road and Owens Drive
- 1:16 p.m. in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road; auto theft
- 4:49 p.m. in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; theft
- 8:29 p.m. in the 2100 block of Laguna Creek Lane; theft
- 11:56 a.m. at the intersection of Case Avenue and Bernal Avenue
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Posted by William Tell, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2012 at 12:23 pm
Again Mr. Wohltmann is trying to advertise the wealth of Pleasanton to every ghetto-thug in the East Bay.
Also, I don't normally agree with Mr. Wohltmann's M.O. of shaming, berating and blaming victims - but I am with him on this one - the $6,000 bike owner has little common sense to own such an expensive bicycle in the first place, and while living in an apartment no less - and he lacks the common sense to at least put it indoors. I don't believe that anyone "deserves" to get ripped off, but this guy was asking for it - I sue hope he had renter's insurance.
Finally, why the disclaimer about innocent until proven guilty? That used to go without saying, but I guess with our current president's "unique interpretation" of the Constitution, nothing is like it used to be. I guess Mr. Wohltmann is worried Dawnesha will sue for defamation cause reporting her H&M heist be rayciss.
Posted by john, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2012 at 1:41 pm
I think the fact that he is living in an apartment shows that at least has some common sense. He appears not to have bought in to that home-ownership as wealth creation nonsense.
Posted by Mittens, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Oct 29, 2012 at 8:36 pm
John, I'm sorry you can't afford to own your own home. Maybe someday...in the meantime, there may be one more vacant apartment on the market soon.
Posted by Glenn Wohltmann, Pleasanton Weekly reporter, on Nov 7, 2012 at 4:40 pm
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