For the second time in as many weeks, Pleasanton police have used a prostitution website to make a bust, according to police reports.
Amanda Marie Mikluscak, 35, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 11:43 a.m. Oct. 23 for prostitution and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was arrested at a private residence in the 1600 block of Calle Santiago.
On Oct. 15, another advertiser on the site was arrested at the Extended Stay in the 4500 block of Chabot Drive for prostitution and paraphernalia possession.
In other police reports:
* Eric Richard Stage, 35, of Pleasanton was arrested on multiple misdemeanors and one felony at about 3:51 p.m. Oct. 22 at the intersection of Vineyard Avenue and Ruby Hill Boulevard.
Two police officers noticed Stage with his hood up on the side of the road; when they stopped to help, he bolted. Stage was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamines and five misdemeanors: possession of burglary tools, receiving stolen property, unlawful taking of a vehicle, obtaining a vehicle by theft or extortion and driving with a license suspended for DUI.
* There was no arrest in the shoplifting of more than $3,000 in women's panties from Victoria's Secret at the Stoneridge Shopping Center. A clerk saw two people described as a Hispanic man and a black woman hurrying out of the store carrying a bag that looked "really full." The panties, 260 pairs of thongs and "hipkini" underwear worth $3,250, were stolen at about 3:12 p.m. Oct. 25.
* Lance Michael Grenamyer, 37, of Pleasanton was arrested for felony child abuse at about 7:19 p.m. Oct. 25 after a call to police from the 4500 block of Pleasanton Avenue earlier that day.
* A resident of the 3800 block of Mammoth Cave Court reported being a victim of the grandparent scam. Someone claiming to be her granddaughter said she was in trouble and asked for money. The victim sent $7,000 in three wire transactions at Western Union. The scam was reported at about 9:20 a.m. Oct. 25.
* A resident of the 7500 block of Canyon Meadows Circle told police someone had filed a tax return in his name, then collected his $5,000 refund. The report was made at about 5:40 p.m. Oct. 26.
* Laptop computers were taken in two recent burglaries. One occurred sometime between noon and 1:20 p.m. from the University of Phoenix in the 7900 block of Stoneridge Drive and netted a laptop worth $2,500 and a $500 iPad while the employees were at lunch.
The other, an auto burglary, took place in the parking lot of Stoneridge Shopping Center, and a laptop worth $1,500 was stolen along with a leather computer case valued at $300. A window was smashed in the second break in.
* Maui Wowie Coffee and Smoothies in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road reported a door window had been smashed with a large rock and $100 cash was taken from inside the business's cash drawer. The burglary was reported at about 5:41 a.m. Oct. 28.
* Oreste Digiacomo, 22, a transient, was arrested at about 8:32 a.m. Oct. 25 for prowling. He was spotted looking at cars in the Dahlin Group parking lot in the 5800 block of Owens Drive.
Under the law, those arrested are considered innocent until convicted.