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Pleasanton Weekly

News - April 6, 2012

Police release sketches of burglary suspects

Also photo of car used in break-in

by Glenn Wohltmann

Pleasanton police have released sketches of two suspected burglars and a photo of the car used to flee from a morning break-in March 26, last seen speeding toward Interstate 680.

The attempted burglary was interrupted by the resident and was one of three daytime burglaries that occurred over the last week, with at least two committed by the same team, according to police reports. However, a surveillance camera picked up a shot of the car, which has now been released to the media, along with sketches of the two.

A man was at his home in the 8000 block of Regency Drive at about 11:35 a.m. when he heard his doorbell ring. He chose not to answer the door, but moments later, spotted a man trying to enter the home by forcing open a sliding window on the side yard.

"Upon being seen by the resident, the would-be burglar fled to the street and into an awaiting black, four-door sedan with two occupants," according to a news release. "The vehicle sped out of the Laguna Oaks development toward Foothill Road."

The homeowner called Pleasanton Police Department to report the incident, and as officers were headed to the scene a driver turning onto Stoneridge Drive from Foothill Road saw the occupants of a black sedan throwing several items out of their car.

The driver lost sight of the car near I-680 but drove to the Pleasanton Police Department to report what she had seen. Officers who recovered the discarded property on Stoneridge Drive found miscellaneous items showing an address in the 800 block of Hopkins Way. When police went to that residence, they discovered the home had been broken into and ransacked.

Witnesses described the suspect vehicle in the two cases as being similar to a Cadillac DTS, with gold trim. The suspects are described as one Hispanic male and two black males, all in their mid-20s.

Comments

Posted by KC, a resident of Las Positas Garden Homes
on Apr 6, 2012 at 10:12 am

Pretty useless story if you don't include the pictures... or even a link??


Posted by Steve, a resident of Parkside
on Apr 6, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Bet we all know why.......we can't profile the perps


Posted by handled all wrong, a resident of Castlewood
on Apr 8, 2012 at 11:12 am

THIS STORY IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT NOT TO DO. LET ME GIVE YOU THE PROPER WAY TO HANDLE A SITUATION LIKE THIS. IF YOU ARE AT HOME AND YOU HEAR THE DOORBELL OR A KNOCK ON THE DOOR, YOU OWE IT TO NO ONE TO ANSEWER THE DOOR, OR RESPOND IN ANYWAY. SO WHEN YOU SEE THAT PERSON NOW IN YOUR BACKYARD, YOU STILL OWE THEM NOTHING, IN TERMS OF A CONFRONTATION OR WARNING. AND WHEN THAT PERSON IS NOW ATTEMPTING TO MAKE ILLEGAL ENTRY INTO YOUR HOME, RELAX . LET THEM. AS YOU ARE SITTING THERE FEARING FOR YOUR SAFTY AND THE SAFTY OF YOUR FAMILEY, WALK CALMLY TO YOUR ALREADY LOADED .45 CAL. HANDGUN, GO BACK AND SIT DOWN WHERE YOU FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE, NOW WAIT AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS. DONT GET ALL STRESSED OUT, GO ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND DO WHAT YOU NORMALLY WOULD BE DOING. IF AT SOME POINT YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO HAS BROKE INTO YOUR HOME CAUSING YOU TO STILL FEAR FOR YOUR SAFTY, WAIT UNTILL THEY HAVE MOVED INTO RANGE AND LOCATION, SLOWLY TAKE AIM AND PULL THE TRIGGER RELEASING THE NECESSARY SOLUTION TO YOUR PROBLEM. AT THIS POINT YOU SHOULD HAVE THINGS UNDER CONTROL, IF NOT, BE PREPARED, YOU MAY HAVE TO REPEAT STEPS 1-4. AT THIS POINT IF NO FURTHER ACTION IS REQUIRED. CLEAN YOURSELF UP, PROTECTING YOU FAMILEYS SAFTY IS SOMETIMES SUCH A DIRTY JOB. ONCE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED EVERYONES SAFTY. CALL THE POLICE AND ASK THEM TO COME PLEASE CLEAN UP THE MESS. NO NEED TO SPEND TAXPAYER DOLLARS ON INVESTIGATION OR LITIGATION, YOU ARE CONTRIBUTING TO SOLVING THE STATE BUDGET PROBLEMS.*****AND SO EVERYONE KNOWS THE REASON THIS PATICULAR AREA SEES SO MANY BURLARIES IS BECAUSE AS YOU EXIT BERNAL AT 680 SOUTHBOUND ITS 3 RIGHTHHAND TURNS INTO THE NEIGHBORHOOD, THINK IM KIDDING, LOOK AT THE STATISTICS FROM LAW ENFORCMENT AND THOSE WHO TRY AND EVADE POLICE, SOME 80% + PEOPLE WILL CHOOSE A RIGHTHAND TURN OVER A LEFT. INTERESTING ? PLEASE CONTRIBUTE TO KEEPING AMERICA BEAUTIFUL. HAPPY EASTER.


Posted by Yes!, a resident of Downtown
on Apr 11, 2012 at 12:37 pm

handled all wrong... You are so FREAKING Right! Thank the gods someone else has the idea.