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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - April 19, 2013

Police Bulletin

JC Penney store robbed and burglarized a day apart

Two women were arrested for robbery, and police are still seeking a burglar in separate incidents just over a day apart at JC Penney at the Stoneridge Shopping Center, according to police reports.

Kinasha Brown, 18, and Corrin D. Ray, 21, both from Richmond, were arrested for robbery, and Brown was also arrested for use of tear gas in an April 12 incident at the store, police said. The two were spotted on a security camera coming out from a dressing room with a bag of merchandise later valued at about $115.

A security guard approached the two when they left the store without paying and was attempting to arrest them when both women became hostile and began yelling. When the guard grabbed Ray's arm, she began to struggle and Brown pepper sprayed him, the report said. Fighting with the security officer elevated what would have been a shoplifting arrest to robbery.

Both women were also arrested for probation violation.

In the other incident, police received an alarm indicating a break-in at the store at around 2 a.m. April 11, Pleasanton police Sgt. Kurt Schlehuber said.

Police arrived at the store and saw there had been a burglary. An undisclosed amount of jewelry was taken, Schlehuber said.

He said 24-hour mall security personnel responded to the burglary as well. Investigators are working to track down an unnamed suspect, who is believed to have worked alone in the jewelry theft, Schlehuber said.

In other police reports:

* Gabriel Farfan, 33, of Pleasanton was arrested April 12 for sexual abuse of a child. Farfan was taken into custody at about 5:20 p.m. Details are being withheld by the Pleasanton Weekly to protect the identity of the child.

* Eight high-end laptop computers worth more than $27,000 were stolen April 13 from the Dahlin Group in the 5800 block of Owens Drive. The laptops were valued at $3,400 apiece and were stolen in just minutes -- between 2:55 and 2:58 p.m. -- through the unlocked front door of the firm, which was open for business.

* Two businesses in the 600 block of Koll Center Parkway were burglarized in overnight break-ins April 9.

In one, two computers valued at $5,300 were stolen in a break-in at Designing Benefits. That burglary occurred between 6:30 p.m. April 9 and 7:15 a.m. April 10.

In the second, nothing was stolen, but the lock was damaged at Infinite Edge. That burglary took place between 10 p.m. April 9 and 8:15 a.m. April 10.

* Acura of Pleasanton in the 4300 block of Rosewood Drive reported an identity theft and receiving three forged checks in an incident that was forwarded to Modesto police for investigation. Three fake company checks were passed, one for $1,894, a second for $1,498, and a third for $1,869 between April 8 and April 10.

* For the second time in recent months, sunglasses were stolen from Sunglass Hut in the Stoneridge Shopping Center. The theft of four pair of sunglasses valued at a total of $1,470 took place between 1:30 and 1:35 p.m. April 14.

* Four umbrellas worth a total of $1,200 were stolen overnight April 12 from Stacey's Cafe in the 300 block of Main Street. The theft took place between 11 p.m. April 12 and 9 a.m. April 13.

* Three Pleasanton residents reported identity theft in recent days. One case was reported at about 9:44 a.m. April 14 from a resident of the 800 block of Genevieve Place; a resident of the 1000 block of Sycamore Creek Way reported a fraudulent charge of about $30 on a credit card at about 2:24 p.m. April 15; and the same day at about 8 p.m. a resident of the 4000 block of Rockingham Drive told police someone had used his Social Security number to file taxes.

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

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