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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - June 8, 2012

Police Bulletin

Goodguys hit by bad guys

A classic car, a classic pickup truck and two Harley Davidson motorcycles were stolen while parked at or near the Goodguys car show last weekend.

The thefts took place June 2-3, according to police reports. A 1966 Chevrolet Chevelle valued at $24,000 was the first vehicle reported stolen. That was followed the same day by a Harley Davidson Road King worth $5,330, and a $4,000 1985 Toyota pickup truck. The following day a 2009 Harley Davison FLHX worth $20,000 was reported stolen. All four thefts took place either at the Alameda County Fairgrounds or at the ACE train station across the street.

In other police reports:

* Two men were arrested June 3 on misdemeanor counts of possession of burglary tools in separate incidents.

Cody Dale Hill, 21, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 1:05 a.m. at the intersection of Valley Avenue and Northway Road for possession of burglary tools, prowling and possession of a switchblade. A police officer spotted him dressed in dark clothing, walking up a driveway between two parked vehicles and peering into their windows. It turned out Hill was unknown by the homeowner. A search turned up a spring-loaded knife and flashlight.

A traffic stop of a vehicle with no front plate led to the arrest of Maurice Eugene Harris, 59, of Union City. Harris was arrested at about 10:22 p.m. in the 2300 block of Santa Rita Road for possession of burglary tools for having a shaved key in his possession. Shaved keys can open the doors of some older-model foreign cars.

* A traffic stop also led to the arrest of a Newark man for an outstanding felony warrant. Daniel James Meola, 25, was stopped for a brake light out. He was arrested at about 10:26 p.m. May 29 in the 3100 block of Santa Rita Road. He was wanted in an Alameda County warrant for assault with a deadly weapon.

* Three high school girls filed a report of indecent exposure after a May 31 incident. The girls were in the arroyo at the intersection of Vervais Avenue and Main Street filming a school project when an unknown man exposed himself to them. The incident took place at about 8:30 p.m.; there are no suspects.

* Police are investigating five burglaries between May 31 and June 5 in which tens of thousands in jewelry, electronics and high-end apparel were stolen.

On May 31, between 11:50 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. a $5,000 iPad, a $2,500 wedding ring, $2,000 cash, two $1,200 Louis Vitton purses were stolen, along with a $400 gold pendant, a gold necklace valued at $500, a $350 Playstation and two Playstation games worth $100. That burglary took place in the 6300 block of Singletree Way; entry was gained through the front door.

On June 4, miscellaneous gold jewelry worth $10,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 7400 block of Highland Oaks Drive. Also taken were a $2,500 Gucci clutch, a $2,000 Chanel clutch, $400 Gucci sunglasses, $350 worth of camera equipment, a $500 TV, a cable box and DVR worth $200, a $185 purse and $100 shoes. Entry was gained via the back yard, where a door leading into the garage was forced. The theft took place between 9:58 a.m. and 1:40 p.m.

Also on June 4, copper wiring was reported stolen in two commercial burglaries. In an 11:09 a.m. report, 75 feet of specialty commercial-grade wire worth $28,900 and weighing about 750 pounds was stolen from the Clorox construction site in the 5000 block of Johnson Drive.

At 9:39 a.m., 75 feet of copper pipe worth about $1,000 and 300 feet of copper wire valued at about $50 were reported stolen from a business in the 4780 block of Chabot Drive; a pry tool was used for entry.

* Police are investigating a May 31 incident during which a homeowner in the 2300 block of Redberry Court was sprayed with pepper spray in front of his house. A man approached the house and sprayed the 56-year-old man while his daughters watched. The incident occurred at about 6:13 p.m. and police have identified a suspect.

* A June 5 burglary in the 5300 block of Sonoma Drive netted a $350 bike, and $34 bike helmet The items were taken from the carport area between 5 a.m. and 4 p.m. Bolt cutters were used on a lock in the garage.

* Police have a suspect in a fraud at the Bank of America in the 4100 block of Remillard Court. Checks and documents worth about $5,700 were stolen from the bank between 5 p.m. March 6 and 5 p.m. May 15, according to a report filed May 30.

* Police also have a suspect in an embezzlement case that began at about 3:05 p.m. May 31, when a Pleasanton man attempted to register a car at DMV that came up as stolen. The man said he'd paid $3,200 for a 2002 Mitsubishi Eclipse to another Pleasanton resident.

* Cherice Priscilla Dempsey, 40, of Oakland arrested at about 8:12 p.m. May 30 in the 1500 block of Stoneridge Mall Road on charges of shoplifting in the theft of a $50 purse, $50 worth of underwear, a $20 dress and $27 in clothing from J.C. Penney; Dempsey was also wanted on a felony warrant for burglary in Solano County.

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

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