The Pleasanton School District is just a little poorer after the theft of 26 solar panels from Hearst Elementary School between 2 p.m. Jan. 16 and 10 a.m. Jan. 21, according to a police report. The panels are worth $800 apiece, making the total value of the theft $20,800.
In other police reports:
A reel of copper wire worth an estimated $8,000 was stolen from a construction vehicle at the Alameda County Fairgrounds sometime between 10 a.m. Nov. 11and 10 a.m. Jan. 20.
Jewelry worth an estimated $6,445 was stolen in a Jan. 19 burglary from a home in the 1700 block of Paseo del Cajon Drive. An unlocked kitchen window provided access. A second home on Paseo del Cajon reported a theft of jewelry, also through a kitchen window. The second home, in the 1600 block, was apparently robbed Dec. 27; $9,800 in jewelry was taken.
A Jan. 19 home burglary in the 600 block of Sylvaner Drive netted computer equipment worth $2,400, jewelry worth $1,145, electronics worth $399, snowboarding equipment worth $1,000, and a $60 backpack. The break-in occurred between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m.; a garage door was broken to provide access.