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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - December 7, 2012

Police Bulletin

Work dispute ends with felony arrest

A Dublin man was arrested at his home after a workplace dispute.

Joel Najera, 21, of Dublin was arrested at about 7:14 p.m. Dec. 2 in the 7500 block of Amador Valley Boulevard in Dublin for felony battery. Police said Najera, who'd been fired from Ranch 99 in the 4200 block of Rosewood Drive, returned to his former workplace and punched another worker in the nose. That worker was not seriously hurt in the incident, which occurred at about 3:20 p.m. that same day.

In other police reports:

* More than $50,000 in jewelry was stolen in two residential burglaries in recent days. In one, which was reported at about 11:49 a.m. Dec. 3 in the 4000 block of Payne Road, jewelry valued at $35,000, including an unknown quantity of yellow gold was stolen along with a $1,000 laptop, a $500 TV, and various gift cards worth $550. The garage door had been opened and a side garage door was used to gain entry. No forced entry was found.

In the other, reported at about 3:59 p.m. Nov. 29 in the 5000 block of Forest Hill Drive, jewelry worth a total of $16,000 -- including diamond earrings worth $6,000, a $1,200 ring and a $1,000 watch -- was stolen, along with a $1,500 computer.

* Gesebel Maorquin, 25, of San Jose and Brandon Dearis Kendrick, 22 a transient, were arrested at about 7:28 p.m. Nov. 29 for felony shoplifting and conspiracy for attempting to steal 52 random items worth $1,529.99 from various departments at Walmart in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive.

* Toni Matsue Rivera, 30, of San Ramon and Patrick James Makrakis, 21, of Concord were arrested for petty theft at about 8:19 p.m. Dec. 3 at Stoneridge Shopping Center for attempting to take clothing and a Raiders blanket valued at a total of $370 from JCPenney. Rivera also had an outstanding felony warrant for possession of a controlled substance; Makrakis had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant.

* Carlos Gilbert Law, 39, a transient, was arrested on a misdemeanor warrant at about 8:18 p.m. Nov. 28 after a disturbance at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Police later added two felonies to the arrest, for possession of methamphetamines and for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Santa Rita Jail.

* Two women told police they had been victims of identity theft. In one case, reported at about 6:02 p.m. Nov. 29, a resident of the 4300 block of Valley Avenue discovered a fraudulent bank account had been opened in her name after receiving a letter from a collection agency.

In the other case, reported at about 4:08 p.m. Nov. 30, a resident of the 200 block of Tomas Way reported that a debit card was used for four charges totaling $1,850; She told police her card had not been stolen.

* A Dec. 3 burglary at Physiotherapy Associates in the 5900 block of Stoneridge Drive netted a $3,000 laptop and a $50 portable radio; a pry tool was used to force the main door. The break-in was reported at 8:12 a.m.

* Cash and three sets of headphones were stolen in a Dec. 2 burglary at Radio Shack in the 4500 block of Rosewood Drive. A total of $271 was taken from the store's cash register; the front door of the business was smashed between 3:47 and 4:45 a.m.

* Two laptops worth a total of $1,400 were stolen from a home in the 4100 block of Churchill Drive; the front door was forced open between 7:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Nov. 29.

* A Nov. 28 auto break in at Stoneridge Shopping Center netted two laptops worth a total of $2,300; a window of the vehicle, owned by ValleyCare, was smashed to gain access.

* Mark Edward Hobart, 36, a transient, was arrested at about 1:59 p.m. Dec. 3 at the intersection of Oak Mill Way and Mill Creek Place on a felony warrant for sale of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine after a suspicious vehicle stop.

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

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