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Pleasanton Weekly

Community Pulse - August 30, 2013

Police Bulletin

Suspects flee after tussle with loss prevention officers

Suspects in an attempted shoplifting may face charges of robbery after getting into a scuffle with Nordstrom store security officers.

The incident occurred at about 12:42 p.m. at Stoneridge Shopping Center. Loss prevention agents caught a woman with clothing worth about $109, and recovered the items, but the woman attempted to grab the clothing and run. She was caught, but her boyfriend tried to pull her away.

After a tug of war -- which could elevate the charge to strong-arm robbery -- between the two and security officers, the agents let go and the pair fled. A third individual with the two, who was not seen committing a crime, also fled with the couple.

In other police reports:

* Three individuals and two businesses reported being victims of felony frauds in recent days.

In the largest, Buxton Consulting in the 6100 block of Stoneridge Mall Road reported four fraudulent checks worth $16,700 had been forged and cashed after checks were stolen from the firm's offices. The incident was reported at about 10:23 a.m. Aug. 21.

A resident of the 1200 block of Ridgewood Road told police that someone in the Sacramento area had used her credit card four times, with charges of $2,000 $3,000, $1,000 and $306.17 in an incident reported at about 9:33 a.m. Aug. 22.

The next day at about 3:53 p.m., a resident of the 4800 block of Drywood Street reported someone had gained access to her credit card to make five fraudulent charges totaling $411, all in the Philadelphia area.

That same day in an incident reported at about 7:40 p.m., a resident of the 4900 block of Dolores Drive told police that someone used her credit card information to purchase two cell phones in her name.

A business in the 5200 block of Rosewood Drive reported that a suspect had used a stolen prescription pad to create a forged prescription. The incident was reported at about 4:28 p.m. Aug, 25.

* Mikhail Sergei Sakhayan, 31, of San Ramon was arrested at about 3:00 p.m. Aug. 24 at Macy's in the 1400 block of Stoneridge Mall Road for felony shoplifting, possession of burglary tools, possession of a false prescription and paraphernalia possession. Sakhayan was caught by loss prevention officers after entering a dressing room with eight items and leaving with four. He also had wire cutters and pliers, two hypodermic needles, a drug grinder and narcotics.

* Ernest Michael Campos, 30, of Concord was arrested at 3:56 a.m. Aug. 24 near the intersection of Owens Drive and Chabot Drive for auto burglary and vandalism. A security guard at the Sheraton Hotel heard noises and called police, who apprehended Campos for breaking windows and stealing from cars in the area of Owens Drive. Four car windows had been smashed.

* Mills Uniform in the 4800 block of Hopyard Road told police that someone had broken a glass window at the business and stolen a cash box containing about $300 in a commercial burglary reported at about 5:48 a.m. Aug. 23.

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

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