Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - November 22, 2013

Police Bulletin

Bomb threat leads to Walmart evacuation

A called-in bomb threat led to the evacuation of Walmart last week, but nothing suspicious was found.

Police were notified of the threat at about 1:06 p.m. Nov. 14. By the time officers arrived on the scene, Walmart had already been evacuated. The store manager and management staff went though the store and didn't find anything suspicious.

In other police reports:

* Two people from Oakland were arrested after an incident at Wells Fargo in the 4700 block of Hopyard Road.

Bobby T. Williams, 55, was arrested at about 2:49 p.m. Nov. 14 for fraud after trying to cash a fraudulent $6,500 check. Williams was arrested after a call from a cashier to verify the check was good. He was also wanted on a felony warrant for grand theft with prior arrests and misdemeanor theft.

Outside the bank, Brenda Joyce Green, 52, was arrested in the same incident on felony warrants for controlled-substance possession and failure to appear in court out of Alameda County. A records search turned up Green's outstanding warrants.

* Four homes were hit by burglars in recent days.

In one, 10 pieces of jewelry worth nearly $9,500 -- including a ring valued at $5,000 -- were reported stolen from an unlocked home in the 4100 block of Amberwood Circle between 7:40 a.m. and 11:35 p.m. Nov. 11.

In two reported on Nov. 12, residents returned home after work to find items in their home had been moved. One took place in the 3900 block of Stoneridge Drive between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. and $300 cash was stolen.

The other occurred between 9 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. in the 5500 block of Springhouse Drive. A resident reported items had been moved, with possible entry through a sliding glass door on the second floor. A video game console, a game, $10 in coins and about $50 cash were taken, along with two pairs of sunglasses worth $180 and a $20 case.

A fourth break-in was reported at about 10:06 a.m. the same day. A resident of the 3400 block of Andrews Drive reported an unlocked bicycle and stroller had been stolen from his garage.

* A firm that monitors for identity theft wasn't enough to secure the account of a resident of the 8200 block of Fondray Court. The firm called a resident to alert him that someone opened a credit card account using his information, but by the time it called, a charge for $1,342 had already been made in the incident, reported at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 14.

*A resident of the 600 block of Division Street reported felony identity theft after receiving a call from a car rental firm saying she hadn't returned a car rented with her information. The car had been rented in Burbank. The incident was reported at about 3:38 p.m. Nov. 14.

* Fifteen brassieres worth a total of $825 were stolen in a grab-and-run burglary at Victoria's Secret in the Stoneridge Shopping Center between 3:34 and 3:47 p.m. Nov. 15. A Hispanic male distracted a store employee while the woman, also Hispanic, made off with the bras.

* Yeounja Kang, a 40-year-old woman from San Ramon, was arrested for felony shoplifting in an incident that occurred at about 2:02 p.m. Nov. 13 in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. Loss prevention at Macy's caught Kang with four purses and a sweater worth a total of more than $400 after entering the store with an empty shopping bag and a pair of wire cutters.

* A wallet and credit cards were reported stolen from a purse of a diner at Sweet Tomatoes in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road on Nov. 13. Two charges, one for $1 and another for $15.44 were made, but a charge for $40 was denied in the theft, reported at about 1 p.m.

* Kevin Jeffrey Dachauer, 24, of San Bruno was arrested at about 9:55 a.m. Nov. 18 in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive for possession of 2.7 grams of heroin and drug possession as well as a felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance out of San Francisco. The arrest followed a pedestrian stop after police spotted Dachauer with his pants around his knees at a bus stop near Walmart. Because Dachauer is on probation, police were permitted to conduct a search.

* Someone tried to open charge accounts in the name of a resident of the 3600 block of Ashwood Drive in an identity theft attempt reported at about 3:43 p.m. Nov. 15. While the attempt failed, the resident told police she'd received a notice from Sutter Health saying a number of people had their information compromised.

* Charles Warren Trevor, 24, of Concord was arrested at about 2:21 a.m. Nov. 14 in the 5200 block of Hopyard Road on a felony warrant for drug possession out of Tracy.

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

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