Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - May 2, 2014

Police Bulletin

Man arrested in theft of alcohol, toiletries worth $200+

A 71-year-old man is accused of shoplifting $254.40 worth of items from Raley's in the 5400 block of Sunol Boulevard on April 26 at 7:10 p.m., according to police reports.

The items stolen included Just for Men Beard and Mustache color dye, toilet paper, tequila, vodka, toothpaste, Tums, bleaching gel, WD-40, shampoo and conditioner, hair remover and body wash, according to police.

Loss prevention officers allegedly watched Roberto Alvarado Contreras of Sacramento walk up and down the aisles, and then past the cash register.

He was stopped outside by loss prevention officers, contacted by police in the Raley's manager's office, and ultimately arrested and booked for a shoplifting charge.

In other police reports:

* A report of shoplifting $77 worth of items from Kohl's led to the arrest of two Bay Area residents for drug and warrant charges.

Sunglasses, shirts and underwear were reported stolen from the department store in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive on April 24 at 6:26 p.m., according to police reports.

That incident reportedly led to police contacting Jordyn Lynn Elliott and Michael Anthony Franklin.

Elliott, 22, of Dublin was arrested on suspicion of possession of stolen property and drug paraphernalia, and petty theft. Franklin, 27, of Newark was arrested for outstanding warrants for being a parolee at large, assault with a deadly weapon and drunk in public, according to police.

Both were booked at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

* Officers responded to a report of a suspicious person "acting bizarrely" in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Mall Road on April 26 at 8:24 a.m., according to police reports.

When officers searched the person, identified as 32-year-old transient Andrew Eugene Barr, they allegedly found a syringe with liquid heroin.

Barr, who also allegedly had an outstanding warrant for criminal threats out of Fremont, was arrested for possession of a controlled substance, according to police reports.

* Pleasanton police allege a Tracy man was caught trying to return a basketball hoop he'd just shoplifted from Walmart in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive on April 27 at 3:25 p.m.

David Douglas Edwards, 49, allegedly loaded a shopping cart with a basketball hoop and walked past the cash registers without paying. He then went to the customer service counter and tried to return the basketball hoop for $203, according to police reports.

Edwards was arrested and booked at Santa Rita Jail.

* A Pleasanton man was taken into custody after a caller reported seeing a possible drunk driver hit a curb around 4:20 p.m. April 27.

The driver parked in the Sports Chalet parking lot in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive and went into the store, according to police reports.

A police officer responded and waited outside for the man, later identified as 51-year-old Laurence James Bump Jr., police said.

The officer contacted Bump, who allegedly had watery and bloodshot eyes, smelled of alcohol and appeared unsteady on his feet.

Bump was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence, according to police reports.

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

— Amanda Aguilar

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