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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - February 15, 2013

Police Bulletin

Jewelry, electronics stolen in residential burglaries

Three homes were hit by burglars in recent days, including one daytime break in that netted an arrest (see page XX).

Both others were reported on Feb. 6.

In one, a Rolex watch valued at $8,300 was among the items stolen from a home in the 500 block of Kottinger Drive, according to police reports. Also reported stolen was a Swiss watch worth $1,000 and a $1,000 tennis bracelet, an $800 watch and miscellaneous other jewelry and electronics worth a total of $1,900. The break-in occurred between 9:40 a.m. and 12:01 p.m. Entry was made by breaking in a rear door to the home.

In the other, jewelry and other items worth more than $3,000 were reported stolen between 8:30 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from a home in the 6700 block of Paseo San Leon. In addition to the jewelry, which was taken from jewelry boxes, a $600 iPad was taken. Access was gained through breaking the frame on a side garage door.

In other police reports:

*Three residents reported they were victims of identity theft.

In one, $2,800 was taken from a resident of the 1600 block of Chatham Lane through a common scam. A man claiming to be the woman's grandson told her he had been jailed in Peru. The woman wired money, but became suspicious when the man called back looking for more. That incident was reported at 9:20 a.m. Feb. 8.

In the second incident, a resident of the 3600 block of Dunsmuir Circle reported that someone had applied for a line of credit in his name. The man later learned that accounts had been opened in his name, but was unable to tell police yet what, if anything, had been charged to those accounts.

In the third, reported at about 10:10 a.m. Feb. 6, a resident of the 5800 block of Arthur Drive told police someone had used her Social Security number to file a tax return.

* Mark Steven Rosencranz, 55, of Pleasanton was arrested at about 7:22 p.m. Feb. 8 in the 3900 block of Stoneridge Drive on a felony warrant for grand theft from Alameda County.

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

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