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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - March 9, 2012

Police Bulletin

Resident, business stung in forgeries

A Pleasanton man was the victim of a thief in Lincoln, Neb., who managed to withdraw $1,300 from an account without the victim learning about it for two days. The incident occurred Feb. 27 but wasn't discovered until Feb. 29, when the man reported it to police. The victim, who lives in the 800 block of Crellin Road, told police he had no idea how the account was accessed, although a police report notes it was done by a withdrawal at the Nebraska bank. The case was forwarded to police in Lincoln.

A local business was scammed for $821.56 when it sent a blower, COD, to a San Bernadino address and received a bogus check in return. The order was placed to TECO Pneumatic Inc. on Jan. 26 but the forgery wasn't discovered until Feb. 28, when it was reported to police.

In other police reports:

* A San Jose man was arrested March 1 on two felony charges alleging sexual activity with a minor. Jose Christian Abarca, 34, was arrested 2:48 p.m. on charges of unlawful sexual intercourse and lewd acts with a child 14 to 15 years old. The address of the victim has been withheld to avoid identification.

* A Pleasanton K9 team was brought in to help Livermore police at a school campus on Feb. 29 after a report that a man with a rifle had been spotted. The dog and his handler were called in around 4:35 p.m. but no one was found.

* A traffic stop led to the arrest of a Dublin man on a charge of possession of marijuana for sale. Pedro Fernando Carrillo, 23, was taken into custody around 12:49 a.m. March 3 when Pleasanton police Officer Anthony Pittl smelled marijuana during a stop at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Hansen Drive. Police seized 39.2 grams of marijuana from Carrillo's car.

* An unlocked front door led to the theft of a TV/DVD combo from a bedroom of a home in the 800 block of Division Street on March 3. The burglary was reported at about 10:40 a.m.

* Cash and gift cards were among the items stolen from an unlocked car parked in the 6700 block of Melody Court in a report filed March 2. The theft netted $500 cash, four gift cards worth a total of $330, jewelry worth an estimated $104, an iPod valued at $100, and a $40 wallet. The theft took place between 11 p.m. Feb. 23 and 7 a.m. Feb. 24.

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

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