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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - May 4, 2012

Police Bulletin

Mom asks for return of stolen stroller

Pleasanton police are investigating the case of the stolen stroller.

Tiffany Martin, 25, has two daughters, Chloe, who's 4, and Sophia, who's 2, and about a month ago, picked up a stroller on sale at Toys R Us for a little over $100.

"I'm employed at KFC, but I used to work at Jack in the Box so I popped in to see some friends," Martin said, explaining she had to leave the stroller outside to bring her daughters in. "I was in there visiting for about 20 or 30 minutes. We came out and my daughter said, 'Mommy, the stroller's gone.' I was kind of surprised, because you have to beak it down (to transport it)."

She searched the area, then called police; Officer Robert Shuffield also searched the area without luck, and no one saw who took it.

Without a car, that double stroller was her only way to get her girls to and from their day care center, La Petite Academy, on Valley Avenue.

"If anyone knows anything that could help, that'd be great. My older daughter (now) has to walk with me to school. It's over a mile," Martin said. She can be reached at Tiffanymartin1987.tm@gmail.com.

In other police reports:

* Jewelry was stolen in three separate incidents reported this week.

In one, a $19,000 diamond wedding ring and $350 amethyst ring were reported stolen from Tanning Island in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road. The theft took place between 2:45 and 3:20 p.m. on April 27; the victim took the rings off to apply lotion, and forgot to put them back on. When she realized later that they were missing, she returned to the tanning parlor but the rings were gone.

In another, jewelry worth more than $26,000 was stolen from a hiding place at a home in the 900 block of Hopkins Way sometime between noon on April 1 and 8 a.m. April 26. Taken were a $4,700 men's diamond ring, a $4,150 wedding ring, a $2,857 gold Rolex watch, diamond earrings worth $2,700, a $2,500 diamond and amethyst gold ring, four diamond rings valued at $2,000 apiece, a $1,960 diamond ring, a $1,500 diamond ring, gold bracelets worth $1,000, a $1,000 diamond ring and a $550 pearl ring. The case is under investigation; police have a possible suspect.

Nearly $10,000 in assorted jewelry was stolen from a home in the 3200 block of Cumberland Gap Court between May 1 2011 and March 1 2012. The jewelry was taken from different spots in the home at different times; taken was a set of diamond earrings valued at $3,500, a $2,000 diamond bracelet, an $1,800 diamond solitaire, diamond bracelets worth $1,500 and $300 gold earrings. The case is under investigation and there is a suspect.

* A Hayward man was tasered by police around 8:17 p.m. April 28 after resisting arrest. William Nentwig, 48, was found intoxicated and lying on the ground at the intersection of Neal and Second streets. He was arrested for public drunkenness, paraphernalia possession and resisting arrest; police learned he had felony and misdemeanor warrants for domestic abuse and threats.

* Michael Florio, 54, of Pleasanton, was arrested at about 10:45 a.m. April 27 for failure to register as a sex offender. Florio was arrested at the Pleasanton Police Department after being taken into custody at his home on Aspen Court.

* A 14-year-old boy was arrested around 3:21 p.m. April 26 at Harvest Park Middle School in the 4900 block of Valley Avenue on a charge of possession of a weapon on school grounds. The boy had been called into the principal's office on an unrelated matter. When he was asked if he had anything he shouldn't have at school, he turned over a pocketknife.

* Two Pleasanton teens were arrested April 29 at around 1:19 p.m. in the 6100 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard for felony shoplifting. The two juveniles, ages 16 and 17 were arrested for the theft of beer at Lucky supermarket.

* The next day, April 30 at 6:57 a.m., a window at Chicago Deli in the same strip mall was reported smashed and an undisclosed amount of cash was taken.

* Three people were arrested May 1 around 3:06 a.m. in the 6700 block of Santa Rita Road. A police officer approached the three in their car, which was parked at the Shell station and discovered three freshly cut catalytic converters and a cutter. Richard Ozuna, 35, of Stockton, Jason Hutchinson, 28, of Visalia and Barbara Zabloski, 34, of Stockton were arrested for possession of stolen property, Ozuna was also arrested for possession of a non-narcotic controlled substance and paraphernalia possession.

* A Santa Clara woman detained by security at about 3:30 p.m. April 29 for shoplifting a shirt and shorts worth $40 from Penny's at Stoneridge Shopping Center landed in jail on outstanding warrants. Somone Steinhardt, 21, was wanted on charges of auto theft, possession of stolen property and driving on a suspended.

* Casandra Jackson-Baker, 21, of Oakland was arrested at Stoneridge Shopping Center around 5:09 p.m. April 25 for possession of brass knuckles, petty theft.

* A broken window at Office Max on April 29 netted thieves a Toshiba laptop valued at $1,049 and an HP laptop worth $949. The theft in the 5500 block of Springdale Avenue was reported at about 8:44 a.m.

* Tools worth more than $11,000 were stolen from Pleasanton's pump station no. 6 in the 6900 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard between 3:30 p.m. April 24 and 6:38 a.m. April 25; a lock was cut to gain access. Taken were: rigid power heads valued at $4,000, a $2,860 roto hammer, an $800 roto hammer, two band saws worth $700, pipe dies valued at $600, a $400 band saw, a $400 miter saw, a $300 drill set, a $260 drill, a $200 pneumatic stapler, two $150 skil saws, a $140 roto hammer and $60 channel locks, along with an estimated $1,500 in copper wire.

* Golf clubs worth $4,000, a $400 laser range finder and $150 golf bag were stolen from a vehicle parked at S&G carpets in the 6000 block of Johnson Drive; a window was smashed to gain access between 8:50 a.m. and 1:40 p.m. April 28. Around the same time, a $500 netbook, an $80 hard drive, a $50 backpack and a $25 gift card were stolen from another vehicle at the same location.

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

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