Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - December 27, 2013

Police Bulletin

Package thieves nabbed

Two women and one man were arrested at around 1:38 p.m. Dec. 17 after stealing packages from homes and leaving empty ones in their place. A resident confronted Paula Leeann Urioste, 35, and Angel M. Beasley, 34, both of Castro Valley; the two were arrested on felony counts of receiving stolen property. Angelo Miguel Jemmings 30, of San Lorenzo was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and giving false identification to police.

In other police reports:

*A break-in at a construction site on the 2900 block of Stoneridge Drive sometime between 3 p.m. Dec. 14 and 7:25 a.m. Dec. 16 netted thousands of dollars in tools and other equipment from Now, Inc., based in Daimond Springs, Calif. Among the high-value items stolen were two 200-pound air compressors worth about $1,500 apiece, six nail guns worth a total of $3,000, two saws worth an estimated $500 each, a $450 laser level and a $450 drill. Entry was gained by prying open the lock on a storage container at a construction site.

* Police are not releasing information about a Dec. 17 robbery at Beauty Supply Plus in the 2800 block of Hopyard Road, reported at 1:04 p.m.

* Samuel Patrick Bailey, 23, of Martinez was arrested at about 4:19 p.m. Dec. 20 in the first block of W. Angela Street on felony counts of hit-and-run from a crash with injuries, assault with a deadly weapon and vehicle theft.

The arrest followed a witness call to police about a hit-and-run. The victim reported he'd heard someone start his truck, ran out and saw Bailey attempting to drive away. The victim told police Bailey hit him and crashed the truck while attempting to get away.

* The Stoneridge Shopping Center was the location of a number of thefts and arrests in recent days.

Two flutes worth $1,000 apiece and a $1,000 piccolo were taken from a car parked near Sears in the 1000 block of Stoneridge Mall Road between 4:50 and 8:50 p.m. Dec. 19. Also taken were a backpack and sunglasses worth a total of $250.

A $1,100 laptop, a $75 cell phone and a $40 backpack were stolen in a second smash-and-grab theft from a vehicle parked at Stoneridge Shopping Center between 2:24 at 2:26 p.m. Dec. 22.

Cheris Mason, 34, of Oakland was arrested at about 11:47 p.m. Dec. 20 for felony burglary and receiving stolen property in a commercial burglary at J.C. Penney in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. Taken from J.C. Penney was $415 in cologne and stolen property worth about $2,000 was also recovered.

Angelina Suzanna Randle, 20, of San Leandro was arrested for identity theft at about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 21 in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road. An employee at Macy's Women's told police credit card information and cash had been stolen from her purse, which was taken and returned, but her credit card was attempted to be used to make to make fraudulent purchases.

* A resident of the 2500 block of Skimmer Court reported a savings account was targeted to make fraudulent credit card payments, with a total of $18,656 taken from her account.

*Two business were burgled in back-to-back break-ins overnight Dec. 16.

The front door of Pizza Bello restaurant in the 3000 block of Hopyard Road was broken in between 11:21 and 11:29 p.m. Dec. 16, with $200 cash taken. Damage to the door was estimated at about $1,000, and a cash register door also was damaged, with an estimated cost of $300.

Nearby, also in the 3000 block of Hopyard Road, a lock was damaged but nothing stolen in a commercial burglary at Marvelous Nails that occurred between 7 p.m. Dec. 16 and 10:00 a.m. Dec. 17. A door to that business was pried open.

* A resident of the 2700 block of Foxglove Court reported he was trying to buy a piece of exercise equipment advertised on Craigslist. The ad directed him to another website, which told him to buy $990 in green dot cards to make the purchase. As is the case with wire transfers, once a code to those cards is given to a con artist, they can pick up the cash anywhere.

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

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