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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - May 3, 2013

Police Bulletin

Pot package leads to bust

A Danville man was arrested for shipping nearly a pound of marijuana after a UPS driver noticed a package with an odd smell and brought it to the Pleasanton Police Department, according to police reports.

The shipper, George Richard Stauffer, 50, was arrested at about 7:37 p.m. April 25 for possession of marijuana for sale and sales or transport of marijuana. Police seized 14.3 ounces of pot from the package.

In other police reports:

* A Cupertino man was arrested for sexual battery and public drunkenness during the early morning hours of April 25.

Paritosh R Kulkarni, 26, was intoxicated when he arrived at the home of an acquaintance in the 4100 block of Vineyard Avenue; the resident told police he attempted to grope her, and was kicked out of the home.

Police found Kulkarni passed out in a flower bed outside. He was arrested at about 2:54 a.m.

* Police have no suspects in an arson reported at about 5:48 p.m. April 29 near the intersection of Main Street and Del Valle Parkway along the arroyo trail. The small fire burned about 100 square feet of brush and was quickly extinguished.

* Two women made off with about 20 canisters of powdered baby formula in an incident reported at about 1:02 p.m. April 26 at Safeway in the 1700 block of Santa Rita Road. Police recovered four canisters that had been dropped outside.

* Two Pleasanton residents reported being victims of felony identity theft in separate incidents over recent days.

In one, a resident of the 4100 block of Alvarado Street told police his debit card has been used to make a purchase of $574.29 at Walmart.com. That was reported at about 3:56 p.m. April 29.

In the other, a resident of the 1900 block of Brooktree Way told police someone had used his credit card to make Internet purchases of $76.98 and $135.96. That was reported at about 11:04 a.m. April 26.

* Richard Duane Rand, 30, of Sacramento was arrested at about 10:23 p.m. April 27 at the intersection of Santa Rita Road and Pickens Lane on a felony warrant for parole violation out of Yolo County.

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

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