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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - February 17, 2012

Police Bulletin

Woman charged with leaving infants in car while shopping

A Danville woman who faces felony child endangerment charges for leaving her two infant twins in a car at Stoneridge Shopping Center last week may have done the same thing previously.

"There is some indication this has happened before," said Pleasanton police Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber. "That part is still under investigation.

Schlehuber said Danville resident Amanda Nejat, 46, was taken into custody last week.

"She was at the mall for 45 minutes. We determined that through our investigation and surveillance video," he said. "We were called there by a citizen who walked by and saw the infants in the car, heard them crying."

Schlehuber said the woman, who was driving a Cadillac Escalade, was asked by mall security to stay until police arrived. Nejat had been shopping at Nordstrom while her 11-week-old infants were in the car unattended at about 4 p.m. on Feb. 8, he said.

Nejat was charged with two felony counts of child endangerment -- one for each of the twins -- and has since been released on bond.

In other police reports:

* A San Francisco man was arrested at about 2:51 a.m. Feb. 9 on a charge of felony burglary for what's commonly known as a dine and dash. Michael Patrick McAuliffe, 21, was arrested after allegedly leaving Denny's in the 6400 block of Owens Drive without paying. No additional details were available.

* A police check of a parked car led to the arrest of a San Jose man on charges of possession of burglary tools and possession of a controlled substance. Miguel Angel Diaz-Cerezo was arrested at about 1:48 a.m. Feb. 9 in the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive.

* Police are investigating some fake bills passed Feb. 7 at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Three counterfeit $100 bills and a single counterfeit $20 were received at Stride-Rite; the incident was reported at about 10:43 a.m.

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

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