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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - September 28, 2012

Police Bulletin

Bathroom burned in arson

A baby changing station in the women's room at Wayside Park in the 4500 block of First Street was set on fire Sept. 21, according to police reports.

Officer Dirk Hooper responded to a call around 2:46 p.m. and found smoke coming out of the women's room; Hooper found the changing station burning and put out the fire with an extinguisher from his patrol car. There are no suspects or witnesses in the fire, according to a report, which valued the changing station at $200.

In other police reports:

* A complaint about suspicious people near Seminole Way led to the arrest of two men Sept. 21.

William JD Bilbrey, 26 of Reno, Nev., was arrested at about 6:53 a.m. in the 4600 block of Ithica Way for possession of burglary tools -- a bolt cutter -- in his car. He was also arrested for possession of methamphetamine, possession of a controlled substance, Vicodin, and possession of a switchblade, all of which were discovered in his backpack, and a violation of probation.

John Edward Teixeira, 33 of North Highlands, was arrested on an outstanding felony warrant.

When police spotted the two men, they said they were headed to a friend's house but went to the wrong place. Tiexiera told police he was "sort of on probation"; a warrant check led to the arrest of Tiexiera and the discovery that Bilbrey was also on probation, which led to the search of his car and backpack.

* Five laptops worth $800 apiece were reported stolen from Safeway corporate headquarters in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Mall Road on Sept. 20. There was no sign of forced entry in the burglary, which was reported at 8:55 a.m.

* Identity theft led to a $2,900 cell phone bill for a resident of the 3200 block of Curtis Circle. The victim learned that an account had been opened in his name when he received a bill from Verizon, he said in a report filed at about 7:37 a.m. Sept. 20.

* Electronics worth $2,800 were stolen from an unlocked conference room at Four Points by Sheraton in a theft reported at 9:46 a.m. Sept. 25. Taken were two microphones valued at $600 apiece, an $800 LCD projector and an $800 sound station, a device that allows multiple people in a room to participate in a telephone conversation.

* An unlocked bathroom window led to the theft of items valued at $1,350 from a home in the 5400 block of San Juan Way in a burglary reported at 1:27 p.m. Sept. 24. Taken were a $700 40-inch flat screen TV, a $300 37-inch flat screen TV, a $200 computer tower and a $150 blue-ray player.

* A bank deposit bag with $675 cash inside was stolen from Pastime Pool Hall at about 1:20 a.m. Sept. 20. The bag had been left on the bar near the cash register before closing; the theft was reported at about 9:57 a.m. the following morning.

* A 27-inch computer monitor worth $999 was stolen from MISCOwater in the 5900 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard in a theft reported at 5:39 p.m. Sept. 20.

* A Sept. 22 residential burglary from a shared garage in the 3400 block of Andrews Drive led to the theft of a $60 vacuum and a $40 cart. One of the occupants apparently left the door open, which led to the thefts.

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

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