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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - February 1, 2013

Police Bulletin

Pittsburg man busted for ID theft

Jerry Michael Beaman, 47, of Pittsburg was arrested for identity theft and receiving stolen property in an incident that began with a report of a suspicious vehicle.

Beaman was stopped for a broken license plate light in the parking lot of the Best Western Plus Pleasanton Inn in the 5300 block of Owens Court.

During the stop, Beaman has found to have a woman's license in his pocket; the woman, from Pacifica, had been the victim of an auto burglary a week prior, according to police reports.

More driver's licenses and other documents with Beaman's name and photo were found in the car and a search of his room turned up drug paraphernalia and more credit cards, a total of 11, with two driver's licenses and other miscellaneous documents also seized in the search.

Beaman was also arrested for methamphetamine possession and paraphernalia possession. He was arrested at about 12:26 a.m. Jan. 28.

In other police reports:

* Dexter Lekelbin Jones, 47, of San Jose was arrested at about 2:30 a.m. Jan. 21 for possession of methamphetamine for sale and paraphernalia possession. A traffic stop led to a search of Jones, which turned up 2.1 grams of methamphetamine, a scale, two unused plastic bags and a scoop, along with two pipes.

* Helen Chan, 25, of Sacramento was arrested for obtaining labor by false pretenses and presenting false identification to police after she gave false information to avoid paying for medical care. She was arrested at about 5:07 a.m. Jan. 24 at ValleyCare Medical Center in the 5500 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard.

* Jeffrey Ronald Taylor, 47, of Oakland was arrested for burglary and a parole violation in a 3:10 p.m. Jan. 29 incident at Nordstrom in the 1600 block of Stoneridge Mall Road.

Taylor was spotted in men's department on closed circuit TV, where loss prevention saw him put two pair of sunglasses in his bag and watched as he took three jackets and put them in a bag. He put his bags down near the entrance and left the store, but came back a few minutes later, grabbed the bags and ran. Taylor was caught by Nordstrom security in the parking lot with seven polo shirts worth $626.50, three jackets worth $505, three pair of sunglasses worth $440, and three sweaters worth $330.

* Timothy J. Davis, 34, of Emeryville was arrested for burglary at Hollister in the Stoneridge Shopping Center on Jan. 26. Davis took four bottles of cologne worth $200, two bottles of lotion worth $56, and two bottles of perfume worth $60. Davis was taken into custody at about 1:39 p.m. in the 1300 block of Stoneridge Mall Road; he was arrested on a charge of commercial burglary and admitted he came to the mall to shoplift.

* Brian James Goncalves, 29, a transient, was arrested for felony shoplifting and petty theft at about 10:29 a.m. Jan. 24 in the theft of a $1.59 disposable lighter at Vista Bottle Shop in the 6100 block of W. Las Positas Boulevard. Goncalves had at least three prior arrests, which bumped the arrest to a felony.

* A gold and diamond ring valued at $1,000 was reported stolen from a home in the 300 block of Rose Avenue between midnight Jan. 23 and 8 p.m. Jan 26.

* An unlocked garage door in the 7400 block of Alder Court led to the theft of a $2,000 laptop, a $250 purse and prescription drugs valued at $30. The theft occurred between 9 p.m. Jan. 24 and 7 a.m. Jan. 25.

* A $2,000 laptop and a $500 laptop were stolen from Colliers Parrish International office in the 5000 block of Hopyard Road in a burglary that was reported at about 8:13 a.m. Jan. 28. Entry was made by breaking a window, which was valued at $500.

* A $500 laptop, a $400 Coach handbag, $1,000 in miscellaneous women's clothing, $100 cash, a $50 woman's watch , a $20 pocket watch and $10 sunglasses were stolen in a Jan. 24 burglary at a home in the 1900 block of Rheem Drive. The burglary took place between 11 a.m. and 12:45 p.m.; a rear sliding glass door had been left unlocked.

* Tools worth $259 and a $10 radio were stolen from a home in the 4300 block of Valley Avenue between 5:20 p.m. Jan. 22 and 8:30 a.m. Jan. 23; a sliding glass door provided access to the home.

* A bike worth $185 and a scooter worth $39 were taken in a residential burglary in the 3400 block of Andrews Avenue. The renter found the garage that he shares with a neighbor had been opened.

* Catalytic converters worth about $4,200 were stolen from an SUV parked outside a home in the 4500 block of Eull Court between 3 p.m. Jan. 25 and 7:30 a.m. Jan. 29.

In a second similar theft, a catalytic converter worth $1,000 was stolen from an SUV parked in the 7700 block of Canyon Meadows Way between 11 p.m. Jan. 25 and 3 a.m. Jan. 26. Catalytic converters contain precious metals and are accepted by junkyards for quick cash.

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

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